Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Future of Flight?

A reporter from CNN learns how to fly a UAV at the Paris Airshow. “Still, here we are, in a park near the airfield at Le Bourget, near Paris, and I’m about to get my hands on a real life … Continue reading

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Student Pilot Certificate Extension

Who knew? When the FAA extended the 3rd class medical time frame to 60 months for those under 40, they also increased the length of a student pilot certificate. JetWhine has the story here.

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Fair St. Louis Airshow

It’s baaaack! If there is one good reason to go to Fair St. Louis this weekend, it’s for the airshow. The star of the show from many years past has been the Harrier jump jet. “The Marine AV-8 Harrier, an … Continue reading

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Intoxicated Passengers a Big No-No

FAR Sec: 91.17(b) Except in an emergency, no pilot of a civil aircraft may allow a person who appears to be intoxicated or who demonstrates by manner or physical indications that the individual is under the influence of drugs (except … Continue reading

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LightSquared on the Offensive

After finding that their proposed spectrum frequency disrupts GPS receivers, LightSquared has gone on the record saying that GPS manufacturers and current users should buy filters for their devices. “Fixing this problem through the deployment of better filters in GPS … Continue reading

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787 – Infrared Camera Video

The VFR flight to Bowling Green was scrubbed because of SIGMETs popping up late morning and early afternoon today. So in the meantime, I stumbled across this very cool video of the Boeing’s Dreamliner landing at the Paris Airshow. The … Continue reading

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Where are you going this weekend?

I think I’m going to head to Bowling Green (H19), if the VFR weather stays with us. Flight Planning at I’ve picked out our waypoints along the way, you can see them here. (Obviously, SkyVector is not official flight … Continue reading

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Flight Training Scholarships

AOPA has announced two $5,000 flight training scholarships. Read about them here. Applications for the scholarships are now being accepted online. The deadline for application is Aug. 19. The scholarships are available to any AOPA member who is a U.S. … Continue reading

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Class B Reconfiguration – Seattle

There’s a new proposal to make Seattle Class B airspace a little more confined to benefit GA aircraft. For the first time, it uses varying ceiling heights in the airspace. For one thing, it’s a lot boxier than the current … Continue reading

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Marine Week

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention all the aircraft visiting for Marine Week in St. Louis. Here’s a video of the Marines laying siege to our local landmarks: Thanks for your service, Marines!

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