Author Archives: Dave C

Forward Slip to Landing

Courtesy of Jason Schapert on As always, thanks, Jason!

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AOPA Launches Program for Rusty Pilots

From AvWeb: “AOPA has launched an initiative to help pilots who have stepped away from flying return to the sky. “Get back in the left seat” is the motto of the Rusty Pilots initiative, a free nationwide program to reactivate … Continue reading

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Google Glass on the Flight Deck

Ditch the iPad, it looks like there’s a new cockpit accessory that you might not be able to go without. From FlightClub: See the whole post here.

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Upcoming Air Shows

There has been a lot of talk about the Blue Angels returning to Spirit of St. Louis Airport on May 3-4th. The Aero Experience highlights the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival which would be a great weekend trip for a … Continue reading

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The government is getting around to updating the Aviation Digital Data Service, and AOPA has the story: “A design refresh of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Aviation Weather Center/Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website will go live March 25. … Continue reading

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Turning Stalls

Like Jason Schappert, I was not asked to do any turning stalls until my private pilot check ride. Here’s something every student pilot should learn: Thanks again, Jason!

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FAA Safety Seminar – Extreme Cross Countries

Another free safety seminar is being offered by the FAA Safety Team. “Planning to fly around the world is not a task most pilots will consider in a lifetime. Captain Judy Rice and Navigator Fred Nauer will walk you through … Continue reading

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Craving Subway?

This is the first mention I’ve seen of a Subway at an FBO. Air Facts Journal has the story: “Why was I happy to see a report that the longtime Wichita, Kansas, FBO, Yingling, would soon have a Subway at … Continue reading

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Garmin Goes Synthetic for Tablets

From AOPA: “Garmin didn’t invent GPS-derived “synthetic vision,” but adding it to the G1000 avionics suite legitimized and popularized the technology. Similarly, Garmin wasn’t the first to offer a syn-vis on a tablet computer app, but adding it to Garmin … Continue reading

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Boeing’s History Wall

While this isn’t directly related to flying a small general aviation aircraft, the Things with Wings blog recently posted about Boeing’s Wonder Wall of its contribution to aviation. “The finished products of any company form its outward face to the … Continue reading

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