This video is made with love as a reminder that all of the pilots involved in the accidents this weekend were VERY experienced pilots but none the less are susceptible to the inherent risk in our profession. - Jason
Keith O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author, will discuss his book Fly Girls. Learn how women fought for the right to fly and race planes in the 1920s and '30s, and why their stories still matter today.
Dinner starts at 6:30pm, presentation follows. Tickets are $17 for IWASM members, $20 for non-members. Seats are limited. A book signing will take place after the presentation. Books are available for $28.00.
The Dinner Series is made possible from a grant from Cuyahoga Arts Culture.
Our 3rd Annual Gyroplane Fly-in! Saturday, 3/14, in conjunction with the St. Patrick's Day festivities in downtown Dublin. Arrive 3/13 and stay overnight!
Primitive camping at the airport, or stay at one of Dublin's two motels. Breakfast at the airport. Parade fly-overs. Shuttle to/from town. All aircraft are welcome.
Triple Tree would like to invite all aircraft and their pilots to come out Saturday, February 29, 2020, for our annual Chilly Chili Fly-In and Lunch. Join us for lunch on the coldest flying day of the year and land on our 7000' x 400' grass strip.
Pre-Sale tickets are available starting January 13, 2020 till Friday February 28, 2020. at 7:00 P.M. EST
12 and Under $10
Under 7 Free
No landing or spectator fees.
All remaining meal tickets will be sold the day of the event for $25. These tickets are not guaranteed.
Drive ins are welcome. Please, no camping, this is a one day event, 9:00am till 5:00pm. Lunch will be at 12:30 in the hangar gas heat rain or shine and includes: Homemade Chili, Fresh Bread, Cheese, Jalapenos, Corn Chips and dessert.
In the interest of keeping it simple when you land, please park on the east side of the runway in a single row. There will be a shuttle bus to pick you up and take you to the hangar and patio for lunch. Fuel will not be available.
A very limited number of meals will be available to purchase on the day of the event!
7:00 am - 10:00 am Pancakes, french toast, sausage, bacon,hashbrown casserole, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit and more! Proud of our relationship with pilots near and far and the community. Fly-in or drive-in for delicious food and hangar talk! Young Eagles rally for ages 8-17 with parent, weather permitting STARTS AT 10:00 AM.
Sometimes everything you see on radar isn't exactly what it seems. Do you completely understand the difference between composite and lowest tilt radar on Foreflight? In this video, we will share the discrepancies and what it means for you on your next cross country.
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
Pilot seriously injured after fuel exhaustion leads to crash Probable cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight fuel planning and in-flight fuel monitoring and his decision to take off with an unverified amount of fuel, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a subsequent impact with trees during an attempted fo
Picture of the Day: Lake approach Joe McMurray submitted the following photo and note: “Turn final in a Carbon Cub on floats.” 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 for our new Page 4 photo feature ...
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. ...
Here's today's riddle: Name something that all pilots need and use all the time, often don't know by name, and depend on completely for the safety of every flight. The answer isn't obvious, and neither is this person, who frequently remains totally hidden at your local flying school or airport. Need a clue? How about tools, grease and safety wire? I'm speaking of your local aviation mechanic.
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."