The Fremont Airport will be having a hot dog cookout every Saturday at Noon throughout the Summer in Hangar One. Pilots can also see the airport's DC-3 restoration project, Saving Lulu Belle. Bring your family and friends and come on out to enjoy some great food and friendly conversation with fellow pilots.
Eastern Slope Regional Airport Mount Washington Valley Old Car Club presents
Wings Wheels 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Rain Date Sunday, June 30, 2019
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Are you an airplane or an old car enthusiast?
Fly-In or Drive-In to Eastern Slope Regional Airport to enjoy airplanes and old cars, barbecue and children activities. All planes that fly-in are eligible for discounted AV-Gas.
All donations will support the 2019 Aviation STEM Camp that focuses on
Science, Technology Engineering Math introducing today's youth to Aviation Opportunities for tomorrow beyond.
"I was there last week. I learned to fly at KHUF forty-seven years ago, and there's been a restaurant at the airport off-and-on ever since. This iteration is pretty good it's a little pricey, but the menu was innovative and quite good. I'm glad they are still there." - Submitted by Martin. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
We're just two months away from the start of #OSH19! This summer marks 50 consecutive years of hosting our fly-in convention in Oshkosh and we'll be celebrating the occasion throughout the week of AirVenture. Join us this July: eaa.org/tickets
Is flying VFR into CLASS B airspace intimidating? Are you comfortable with cockpit management in busy airspace with multiple communications? Do you know who to contact for permission to enter Class B Airspace? This weeks video Jason flies N23MZ from LEE to MCO.
Registration is now open for the annual Summer STEM Aviation Classes for kids from Monday August 19 to Friday August 23 from 8:30 am - 12 pm at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive in Glenville, NY. Classes are in conjunction with Schenectady County Community College and the Empire State Aerosciences Museum.
Students ages 8 - 10 will be offered Becoming a Young Aviator students from 11-12 years old will be offered Tween Aviators and those students 14-17 years old will be offered Aviation for Teens Aviation Engineers in Training. All classes will be hands-on with students learning about the history of aviation, the forces of flight, how airplanes fly thrust, lift, drag and flight control, use a flight simulator and have an opportunity to interact with guest speakers such as a Naval Aviator, a member of the Civil Air Patrol and others. The older students will plan a flight mission alongside mentors. All students will have an opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association EAA Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half hour flight. For more information, please call 518 377-2191.
Do you want to learn to fly? Are you looking to join the Airlines? We will have amazing Network opportunities here for you, Airline Representatives, Pilots, Instructors. Also, come and celebrate our Part 135 Certificate, we can now officially Charter trips to take you anywhere in Florida and the surrounding areas. Please spread the word to your family and friends. Come and eat our food, enjoy the entertainment, we will also have a couple of discovery flights to be won by raffle, proceedings to be given to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Be sure to WATCH TO THE END! Oh man, we had a lot of fun with this prank on our friend Craig. We wouldn't be the Flying Cowboys if we didn't play a few jokes on each other. BUT in the end, the JOKE WAS ON US!!
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is the world's most widely produced aircraft with more than 44,000 units built. Join Behind the Wings host Matthew Burchette as he goes flying with a Metropolitan State University of Denver student over some of Denver's most popular landmarks, learns about the desperate need for airline pilots and gets a soup to nuts look at the 172 Skyhawk in Independence, Kansas.
"Flew into Shreveport Downtown Airport on April 28 for a deployment ceremony for Louisiana National Guard MP's to Gitmo. Tubreaux Aviation was first class, new courtesy cars and very friendly. ATC very easy to work with given three airports so close to each other." - Submitted by Huey. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
Intelligent and Optimized Routing for the Real World.
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.
As boys growing up in the rural Midwest, my brother and I were very fortunate to have been fetched up across the road from a small sod landing strip. As a result we were both bitten by the aviation bug at a young age. I have many fond memories of lying in the tall grass at the foot of a walnut tree on the edge of the field watching the Sunday flyers carve circles around our little sod strip in the hollow in the hills.