Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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Free Safety Seminar – Spatial Disorientation

On September 21, there’s a free safety seminar dealing with spatial disorientation. Spatial disorientation has been to blame for some of the highest profile accidents in aviation, including those that killed singer Buddy Holly and John F. Kennedy, Jr. What: … Continue reading

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Burning Man Airport

In what has to be on the top of many people’s lists as one of the “most interesting” airports to visit. The burning man airport (Black Rock City – 88NV) is now open for the next week. From Wikipedia: “Burning … Continue reading

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Aviation Poker: St. Louis-Style

Here’s a fun idea: On October 16th, GSLBAA is sponsoring a charity “Poker Run” around the St. Louis area. You fly from point to point picking up a card, and the person with the best hand at the end wins! … Continue reading

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Sport Pilot Training Should Count

A few years ago when the FAA introduced the Sport Pilot Certificate, it was envisioned as a stepping stone to encourage more people to get into aviation. Unfortunately, in the hustle to get the regulations approved, Sport Pilot Training received … Continue reading

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There’s Still Room At The Top

Here’s an interesting read from Drew Steketee at General Aviation News: “Would you advise today’s young person to pursue an aviation career? Recently, many airline pilots have said no. It’s still a tough, long slog. In our GA world, corporate … Continue reading

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Roush Prepared to Get His Wings Back

NASCAR team owner Jack Roush has been sidelined from flying for more than a year. But the Detroit News reports that he’s about to jump back into the left seat: “I’m totally recovered,” said Roush, of Livonia, wearing his trademark … Continue reading

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Midwest LSA EXPO

The Midwest LSA Expo is back at Mt. Vernon (KMVN) this year. It will be September 9th thru the 11th. Here’s the promo video: Here’s the website for additional information.

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Renewed Look at Airships?

Lockheed Martin seems to think so. Here is an interesting video from Reuters:

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National CFI of the Year

This video was produced by John Teipen, a St. Louis-based DPE and flight instructor. It highlights the accomplishments of the National CFI of the Year awarded at the EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh. John houses his Citabria at our airport. If … Continue reading

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