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AOPA is looking for help

Want to be a Beta Tester for AOPA’s flight planning software? You only need these qualifications: 1. Be a current AOPA member; 2. Have access to reliable internet using one of the following browsers: FireFox, Chrome or Safari (Internet Explorer … Continue reading

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A Century of the Autopilot

From AOPA: “It seems hard to believe, but the first aircraft autopilot was demonstrated 100 years ago today. On June 18, 1914, Lawrence Sperry let go of the controls of a Curtiss C-2 biplane, stood up in the cockpit, and … Continue reading

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UAV on approach.

Another thing to contend with while landing. The Things with Wings blog has some video from a UAV in Canadian airspace that was monitoring airliners on approach to Vancouver. See it here…. The most tellling line of the whole blog … Continue reading

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Airline Safety Battle Won?

Here’s an interesting take on safety from Air Facts Journal… “Have we won the safety battle? Here’s a number that should be on the front page of every major newspaper: 224. That’s how many people died–worldwide–in airline crashes last year. … Continue reading

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Tee Time

Our first fly-to-golf outing of this year is being organized by Jon Benigas. We’re looking at the dates of June 15th or June 22nd. The courses up for consideration are: Sycamore Creek – Airport K15 Dogwood Hills – Airport K15 … Continue reading

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Angle of Attack – The Rules

Here are the rules for our new game Angle of Attack: Score points by “capturing” multiple airports. To capture an airport, you must fly to that airport and make a full stop landing. If the airport has an FBO, make … Continue reading

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10 Aircraft Milestones for 2012

Courtesy of the AOPA Ownership blog: “A “flying car” flew, a storied aircraft went diesel, and manufacturers in Austria and Brazil celebrated first flights of new airplanes: A number of milestones distinguished 2012 for general aviation as manufacturers strove to … Continue reading

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Cooler temperatures mean….

Better aircraft performance and beautiful fall leaves. There’s still plenty of time to get your fall foliage flight in. My flight up around Grafton on Friday made for some terrific leaf viewing.

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GPS Makes Things Safer

This morning, AVweb directs us to a story that says investigators fault a 2004 crash on a pilot using only GPS to navigate to the airport. “A pilot’s sole reliance on what proved to be unreliable GPS information during an … Continue reading

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National AMT of the Year

As pilots, we owe a lot to those who help keep our aircraft airworthy. Recently, General Aviation Awards named Joe Morales of Lakewood, Colorado as National Aircraft Maintenance Technician of the Year. He has been an airframe and powerplant (A&P) … Continue reading

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