Author Archive | Roger Harris

Windy (weather app)

Nowadays there are SO many different sources to get weather information. “Windy” has been one of my go-to apps for a couple years. It is free and it offers lots of weather information that cannot be obtained in one spot elsewhere. Some of the information that it provides is not free elsewhere either, for example […]

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Inflight Weather Information

Recently the Board made a financial decision to end our subscription to XM weather, which was displayed on the yoke-mounted Garmin GPSmap396 in both the C-172 and C-182. The decision was made after an online poll of the membership indicated overwhelming support, since the same weather information is accessible through FIS-B, a component of ADS-B […]

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Learn to Fly – video set from 1947

BSAA member Adam Pivonka forwarded this to me. It’s an entire set of videos uploaded to youTube. Given their age, they are very professionally done and very informative too. Watch ’em. If you’re young, it’ll make you feel “retro”; If you’re old, you’ll feel really old. The Secret of Flight

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Energy Management

AOPA’s Air Safety Institute (an excellent resource) has a newsletter titled “CFI to CFI”. It’s geared towards flight instruction. The most recent issue has an article about energy management in airplanes – a tool that is used on every flight in every type aircraft. I found it interesting and thought that the membership might agree. […]

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Flying on OTC Meds

It’s that time of year again – coughing, sneezing, wheezing time. We all hope that it doesn’t happen to us but invariably it does at some point during the year. It’s probably a good time to consider what the FAA says regarding the use of meds while flying. This FAA publication contains some good simple […]

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Flying with ESP

Do you have ESP – Extrasensory Perception?  I don’t.  But some new Cessnas do.   I do a little work as a Check Pilot at Infinity Flight Group in Trenton and they just received a brand new C-172 that has this new Garmin safety feature.  ESP – “Electronic Stability and Protection” is an “envelope protection” […]

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