Monthly Archives: January 2012

16-Year-Old Solos in St. Charles

In early January of this year a 16-year-old broke the surly bonds and headed up for three trips around the pattern – by himself. Bradley Rea soloed a Cessna 152 at St. Charles County Airport (KSET) two days after his … Continue reading

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Adios, Paper Medical!

AOPA Online has a story that focuses on the FAA announcement of the end of the paper medical. That’s the “PAPER” medical, not all medicals. “As of Oct. 1, 2012, aviation medical examiners will no longer accept paper applications. Federal … Continue reading

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Touchscreens from now on

J. Mac McClellan spends an interesting blog post on whether touchscreens are here to stay. The verdict? You betcha. “The issue of transitioning from dedicated knobs and buttons to touchscreen menus is actually being resolved by our everyday lives. Most … Continue reading

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Club Mixer Tomorrow!

We’ll meet tomorrow morning (Jan 28th) at 10am at the T-6 hangar for our latest club mixer. Please ensure you’ve done the following preflight planning: 1. Plan the route of your flight to Mt. Vernon (KMVN). Here is one suggestion … Continue reading

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Things to do with your pilot certificate

I know I just recently linked to these guys, but Air Facts Journal has another great post up. They have the 11 things you need to do with your pilot certificate before you die. “Everyone’s dream list will vary, but … Continue reading

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Super Bowl XLVI TFR

Unless you want to get up close and personal with the aircraft pictured above, make sure to note the TFR scheduled for the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. It’s a 30 nautical mile radius from the BRICKYARD VORTAC (VHP) 108 degree … Continue reading

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A Go or No-Go Decision

The Air Facts Journal has another interesting blog post asking pilots whether they would attempt a flight under a certain set of given information: “The planned trip today is from the Clermont County Airport just outside Cincinnati, Ohio (home of … Continue reading

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MACTS Last Day

With IFR conditions prevailing around the region, you could visit the Midwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. The schedule for today is: 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Risk Management/Risk Intervention Strategies, Steve Hofmann 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Pilot Proficiency … Continue reading

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Warmer Days Ahead

I just picked up this METAR from Lambert (KSTL): KSTL 210151Z 01006KT 2 1/2SM -FZRA BR OVC005 M02/M04 A2994 RMK AO2 FZRAE21B38FZDZB21E38 SLP152 P0000 T10221039 That’s freezing rain and IFR conditions. To cheer everyone up, there’s a nice read on … Continue reading

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Positive Exchange of Flight Controls

With a big seminar on safety scheduled for this weekend, it would be helpful to review a few safety steps for the cockpit. When flying with an instructor or on your check ride, one thing that every pilot needs to … Continue reading

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