The Hatz Bi-Plane Association is planning a gathering on May 4th 5th at the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome 85TE near Sequin, Texas. The gathering is scheduled to coincide with the Pioneer of Flight Museum annual Spring Fly-In.
Sponsored by Textron Corporation, Cessna, Wealth and Risk Management Company, Acrojet, and NE Education Foundation. Textron will host 2nd Annual Safety Stand Down Day. The Safety Stand Down will help raise money for the Bridgewater State University Flight Team to attend NIFA Nationals and for New England Aviation Education Foundation. Goal of the event is to support and promote general aviation safety.
Textron will be providing morning refreshments as well as lunch. Several prizes will be raffled off! There will be a static display of aircraft as well as the airport fire department will display their equipment. Weather you fly in or drive in you can achieve all three credits towards your wings.
9:00 - 9:45 Fire Safety and General Aviation
9:45 - 10:45 Real World Piston Engine Aircraft Operations with Cessna
11:00 - 12:00 ADM with Bob Berlyn
12:00 - 1:00 Upset Recovery with Acro Jet
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch and Raffle Drawing
Hosted by Texoma Aero club, located at Hangar E2 at KGYI. Cookout and celebration of Sherman Chapter 323 turning 50 years old. Leadership from EAA Oshkosh will be on hand! Please flyout or drive and visit us! Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be served!! Should be a great time!!
10th Annual EAA Chapter 5 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In and Drive-In at Classic Jet Center at Lost Nation Airport in Willoughby Ohio. Costs for breakfast are: $8 Adults, $4 Children 3-12. Airplane rides and activities for kids aged 8 to 17 through the EAA's Young Eagles program. Parent or guardian permission required.
If it's IFR how do you obtain your clearance from a pilot controlled airport? There are really 3 main ways if you can't reach approach on the ground. In this video Jason shares with you his go to method as it works across the country.
"It's quite a while since Richard Pappy's Grill left the airport. The resturaunt has changed hands a couple of times over the last couple of years. It is now the Flightline Cafe and seems to be well supported by locals and pilots flying in." - Submitted by Allan Durham. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
Fly, or drive to the annual all-you-can-eat- breakfast fly-in at Ojibwa Airpark in beautiful Central Michigan. Growing in size each year. If you attend one Michigan fly-in this year this is the one you won't want to miss. THIS IS THE BREAKFAST YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT! D11 is a well maintained 3600' by 125' grass strip located approximately 13nm northwest 302 Radial of Mount Pleasant. Overnight camping on the field is welcome.
Join us for our 5th annual fly-In, cruise-In, and business expo celebrating the Nature Coast. Our two 5000' runways welcome all types of aircraft for a relaxing day at a hometown event.
Show off your plane in the air and on the ground while enjoying numerous activities.
Look for the car you've dreamed about at the cruise-in that draws all types of classic, custom and special interest vehicles.
Explore a wide variety of business vendors including a dozen types of food to leave a great taste about our event.
Opening ceremonies at 10am start a family oriented day that should have something for every one in yours.
This coming second Saturday in May will be another one of our BBQ Fly-Ins at Cook County Airport. We skipped our Fly IN in April due to Sun N Fun Air show. Welcome you all to come to Cook County Airport and enjoy some fellowship and good food. Hope to see you all here. Fly Safe...
8:00 am to 11:00 AM-Pancakes, Eggs, Sausages, Coffee, Orange Juice, Milk, and Water for a donation.
9:00 am to 12:00 Noon-Young Eagles Event.
Registration required. Parent must be present with young eagle. More information can be found on www.eaadlz.org
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McKinney, TX - March 28, 2019 - Adventure Pilot announces the addition of RealPlan™ to their upcoming major release of iFly GPS™. Version 11 will be available for Android phones and tablets, iPads, iPhones and Windows later this spring with a demo release available at Sun‐n‐Fun.
Psst! Psst! Come here. Come a little bit closer. I've got something I want to ask you, and I don't want anyone else to hear. Are you afraid of heights? It's probably embarrassing to admit it, but if you're like most other pilots, the answer is Yes.
Mention the word poetry to a pilot and he'll act like he's in a hotel fire. He'll think: get low, get down, get out. Admittedly, even I get the heebie-jeebies at the mere mention of haiku (that's Japanese poetry, not the sound of someone sneezing). But poetry is more than cute rhymes with tinkered words. It's an alternate means of learning some of aviation psychology's most important lessons.
Recently, I was having a difficult time seeing things that were in plain view. I was even thinking about visiting the Our Lady of Fatima Optometry Center, where their motto is, "If we can't correct your vision, at least you can have one."
Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt. That's my new strategy for preventing runway incursions. It's a reasonable plan, given that these events have actually increased since the FAA began seriously collecting statistics on the issue. That's right. Despite the implementation of new rules and airport signage, incursions continue to increase year after year (about a 25% increase since 2013). If I were superstitious I might suggest we stop doing things to reduce runway incursions so that their numbers will decrease to some previous level. Unfortunately the "Don't look at it and it will go away" trick probably won't work here.
News flash! The Mona Lisa's eyebrows are missing. That's right. Gone! Some say they were scrubbed off during an early restoration. I suspect they were vaporized when Leonardo had Mona over for a pre-portrait barbecue and he took excessive liberty with the lighter fluid. While I didn't attend a BBQ, my eyebrows are also missing. At least they appeared to disappear as they rose above my forehead in surprise at the FAA's and ACS committee's dumbing-down of standards for commercial pilot certification.
Over the years, I've seen my grandfather do a number of strange things. One time, while watching football on TV, he sat there yelling at the players. I couldn't help but say, "Grandpa, they can't hear you." He replied, "Oh yeah, that's right, they got their helmets on."
Over the years, I've heard many stories about middle-aged pilots (45-65 years) who gave up flying due to a sudden onset of anxiety. Apparently this wasn't induced by any specific aviation trauma nor inspired by the relatively small and perfectly normal decline of reflexes and mental agility experienced by most middle aged pilots. What in the world might spook a 50-ish pilot into abandoning something he obviously once loved to do?
The 1984 movie The Karate Kid revealed a rare pedagogical truth of immense value to flight instructors. The movie centers around Daniel, who volunteers to polish the car and sand the deck of his neighbor Mr. Miyagi (a martial arts master).
Rod Machado - "I'm curious about your experience with bad flight instructors and hope you'll add to this blog with your comments. Of course, most flight instructors do a fantastic job. I just can't say that LOUD enough: Most flight instructors do a fantastic job. But not all do! And when they don't, they cause a lot of damage to the flight training industry."
Adventure Pilot has announced the addition of synthetic vision capability to their iFly GPS system. This new feature provides a 3D terrain view, detailed obstruction icons and many other elements that allow pilots to have a better understanding of their surroundings. Synthetic Vision is available as a free upgrade with any paid iFly GPS subscription.