Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bigger and Better Oshkosh in 2012?

An article by Alyssa J. Miller at AOPA online highlights some new additions to Oshkosh next year including a potential Space Shuttle visit. “One of the features Smith said he hopes to pull off is a space shuttle arrival. “I … Continue reading

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Third Class Medical Free-for-All

A few days ago I referenced AOPA’s and EAA’s efforts to change the requirements for the third class medical. We’re seeing a lot of people weigh in on this. Here’s an interesting take from David Wartofsky, whose petition to the … Continue reading

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Cirrus Changing Hands (Again)

If you haven’t been focusing on GA recently, Cirrus Aircraft was sold to a Chinese investor. In another great blog post by J. Mac McClellan over at the Left Seat, he follows the trials and tribulations of GA manufacturing over … Continue reading

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The Finer Points Podcasts

Obviously, there is a wealth of information about flying on the internet. One that I’ve really enjoyed is called The Finer Points Aviation Podcast. After a brief hiatus, Jason Miller is back delivering regular podcasts. If you’ve never checked it … Continue reading

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Expansion of the Driver’s License Medical?

This is good news for those pilots flying purely for recreation: AOPA and EAA will file a proposal with the FAA to change the requirements to fly aircraft that now require a third class medical. This will open a large … Continue reading

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Morning Fog

It’s interesting how the morning fog did not burn off as quickly as forecast. The Weather Channel is still calling for a mostly sunny day. Take a look at the METARs from around the area at just around 11am local … Continue reading

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Synthetic Vision on the iPad

Wow. What will be the next application for the Ipad? I’m guessing being able to pilot your airplane wirelessly from your couch. AVweb highlights a new synthetic vision application for pilots – it is simply amazing: It brings a robust … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Trim Tab

Much of the national media – not to mention the aviation media – has been focused on the tragedy at the Reno air races last weekend. The focus of the investigation appears to be around the trim tab and its … Continue reading

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Free Safety Seminar and Pork Steak Dinner

Everyone’s heard of the $100 hamburger, what about the $100 pork steak? To Farmington and back is approximately 1.4 on the hobbs for N1061X. What: Pilot/Controller Seminar and Pork Steak Dinner at Farmington Airport Where: Farmington Airport, Hangar D Perrine … Continue reading

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Vexing Problem for Emergency Response

Most general aviation aircraft are outfitted with older Emergency Locator Transmitters that broadcast on radio frequency 121.5. One of the major problems of upgrading them is the cost. This article from the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Magazine makes the case … Continue reading

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