Aviation also has its venerable equations, and one of my favorites involves absolutely no serious math at all. This equation expresses the relationship between attitude, power and performance. It's to be taken seriously, but not literally.
The Festival D' Avion is a celebration of Freedom and Flight and honors the men and women who have served in the armed forces.
The 1 & 1/2 day event, hosted at the Moore County Airport, includes a celebration concert, special aircraft exhibits, scheduled aircraft fly-overs, Warbird displays, precision jump team exhibitions, programmed entertainment and a special scheduled fly-out of all participating aircraft.
The five branches of the military have approved participation for the Festival D' Avion and will provide a variety of static aircraft and military equipment displays. Food and beverage options will be available from area and regional food trucks, craft beer breweries, North Carolina wineries and vendors.
The Emmy Award winning producers of the public television hits Beyond The Powder and Space Chase USA have now created a new historical aviation series; The Restorers - Season 1. The documentary series will be available throughout the United States on public television stations starting in February 2020.
FAA's From the Flight Deck video series uses cockpit mounted cameras to capture runway and taxiway footage and combines them with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items. Learn more at https://www.faa.gov/go/FromTheFlightDeck
See hundreds of scale model aircraft, cars, tanks, trucks, spacecraft, ships and more. From warbirds to Star Trek, models of all kinds will be on display at the Lone Star Flight Museum. The public is welcomed to bring their models and share their work with museum visitors. A special presentation of modeling basics, a QA session and modeling tips will take place at 1 p.m.
SPECIAL THEME DISPLAY - To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II, a special display of models related to the last nine months of the war from Jan. 1, 1945 to Sept. 2, VJ Day, will showcase the men and machines of the war's end.
The Gulf Coast Model Expo is free with your general admission ticket. Members and exhibitors displaying their models are free. For more info., or to register to display your models, contact: Stewart Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Lone Star Flight Museum
The Lone Star Flight Museum LSFM is a 501c3 aviation museum and STEM learning center with a mission to celebrate flight and achievements in Texas aviation as well as educate and engage our youth through science, technology, engineering and math. In addition to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the 130,000 square foot museum is home to a flying collection of rare and historic commercial, general aviation and military aircraft. Guests can experience the wonder of flight in a warbird ride and get hands-on in the high-tech Aviation Learning Center and Flight Academy. Located at Ellington Airport, just 20 minutes from downtown Houston, LSFM is open Monday-Sunday now through Labor Day. Tickets start at $9.95 with senior and military discounts. Memberships are also available. For details, visit www.lonestarflight.org or call 346-708-2517. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
"The Airport Restaurant and Spirits is under new ownership and now called The Apron Restaurant and Spirits. The restaurant is open while undergoing renovations." - Submitted by Bob Rivard. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
Come check it out and enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes Sausage served by the Keosauqua Lions. Pilots flying in, eat free!
There is no admission fee for the Fly-in. The public is welcome to attend. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun!
Join us for the 10th Annual Planes, Trains, Automobiles family friendly event featuring air shows, antique cars, and model trains. There will be free flights for the first 125 kids ages 8-17. Spaces are limited and children will need to be preregistered to receive the flight.
The event will also include live music, up close displays, food, kids bounce house area, and FUN! The event will take place on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. The event is FREE and parking is only $5.
The proud title sponsors for the event is Nationwide and Stahl Insurance.
Picture of the Day: A true warbird CDR Michael Graves USN Ret. submitted the following photo and note: “A true warbird of World War II. This aircraft served with the USN and Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 at MCAAS/NAS Mojave. She is just one of a handful of the 100 Navy HE/AE1s delivered to the US Navy from 1942-1942 that remain. ...
Picture of the Day: Lazy day at the beach Ibu Alvarado submitted the following photo and note: “A 1951 Cessna 140A hanging out at the Las Lajas beach on Panama’s Pacific Coast.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered ...
Thinking about learning to fly? Do you want to fly for a living? Would you like to refresh your knowledge for your flight review? If so, then the place to start is with Rod Machado's new 40-hour+ private pilot eLearning ground school. This eLearning course prepares you to take the private pilot knowledge exam and provides the foundation of knowledge needed to make your flight training a more enjoyable experience.
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.