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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Chock Talk – Nov 30, 2019
Chock Talk Sept 30, 2019
Every red-blooded pilot knows the name Chesley Sullenberger but do you remember Al Haynes? Captain Haynes worked for United Airlines and deserves credit and admiration equal to Sully’s. In 1989, he landed a DC-10 in Sioux City, Iowa with no flight controls. The hydraulics had all been severed when the #2 engine threw a fan […]
Pilots who fly under Part 135 and Part 121 of the FARs are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. There’s no such thing for those of us who fly strictly under Part 91. But the same prohibitions of drug use still apply. It’s up to the pilot to “self-enforce”. Despite the fact that marijuana […]
The FAA keeps copious records and statistics of licensed and active pilots. An “active” pilot is one who is both licensed and maintains medical currency. The data includes all sorts of information like pilot ages, how long they have been licensed, geographic areas, types of certificates and ratings held, etc. Anybody interested can download the […]
Bird nesting [end of March – mid June]. Info from Bill: Bird Season
Many thanks to TJ for putting together this tutorial on how to start the Blue Sky snow blower. It can be difficult if you don’t know the specific steps. Attached is a picture of the back of the snow blower that has been annotated to show the various steps necessary to bring the beast to life. […]
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