Archive | Misc Docs

This is for misc club documents (help, tips, etc). It’s up to the member to determine if the document should be public or private.

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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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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Rest in Peace, Al Haynes

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 […]

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CBD Use and Pilots

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 […]

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The Pilot Shortage

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 […]

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