Monthly Archives: December 2011

Year in Review

J. Mac McClellan gives his take of 2011: Recession, iPad and more…. “I don’t think it’s my fault, but 2011 has not been the most memorable year in aviation, but there was some good mixed in with the bad.” Read … Continue reading

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WingX Pro Capabilities

Right now there appear to be two major aviation chart companies vying for dominance in the iPad world. One is ForeFlight, the other is WingX Pro. Below is a presentation of the latter courtesy of AOPA Live.

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GA Safety Rate Improves

AOPA is reporting that: “General aviation accidents and fatalities declined in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year, according to National Transportation Safety Board data released this month. In total number, the 1,435 GA accidents marked a 20-year low, even as … Continue reading

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New Rest Rules for Pilots

Pilots who fly commercially are now subject to new rest rules. The View from 30,000 Feet blog covers some of the specifics, including: “An increase from eight to ten hours for the minimum rest period between duty periods. The intent … Continue reading

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The Checklist

My instructors drilled the importance of checklists to me, it is a part of the way I fly. Here’s an interesting take from John Laming on the Air Facts blog: “Was that checklist really necessary to safely operate a small … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

We at HAFC wish you and yours a very merry Christmas!

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FAA paves way for end of VORs

Many aviation publications are posting stories about the FAA’s goal to phase out VORs to a minimal network by 2020. The hope is that GPS will take over a the predominant form of navigation. From AVweb: “As part of its … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Flying Bash

Dear Club Members, All members are invited to our Post-Christmas flying meet-up. What: Post-Christmas Flying Bash – cross-country to lunch and back with fellow club members. This will be “mixer-style” where folks will draw straws for aircraft. When: Tuesday, December … Continue reading

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No new Administrator for a year?

The online publication of Politico is making a tough prediction for the FAA. They presume the Administrator position will remain vacant until at least 2013. “After being confirmed by the Senate, FAA administrators serve a five-year term. Republicans have their … Continue reading

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Blue Sky – Will Fly.

Here are some photos from a weekend cross-country trip down to Cape Girardeau (KCGI). Barges on the Mississippi: On the ramp at KCGI (free popcorn and coffee for pilots!): The meandering Mississippi as we head back home: Lindbergh Blvd and … Continue reading

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