The 2020, 1st Annual Hatz Texas Fly-In gathering is planned for Saturday May 2nd at the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome 85TE near Sequin, Texas.
Our gathering is scheduled to coincide with the Old Kingsbury Aerodrome Pioneer of Flight Museum Spring Wings Wheels Fly-In.
"I've flown into this stirp years ago and, after 18yrs out of the seat, I was amazed to not only find a lot of activity now but also one of the best restaurants anywhere in the entire Mid Ohio Valley. Excellent food and seafood you won't find on any other menu around." - Submitted by John Stone. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
Flying in Alaska continues to stun at every turn, but we finally experience it up close via an awesome bush runway to explore an abandoned mine, and end up shooting an unexpected circling approach to minimums at 4am.
HD video of a STOL demonstration with planes from Just Aircraft, Skyreach Aircraft and Zenith Aircraft. Also, a view of builders in a Zenith Aircraft Building Workshop completing hands-on training assembling the rudder of a CH750 Zenith aircraft.
"The runway is in great condition now and has been extended. Nancy is still serving comfort food with a gourmet twist. Wed - Sat 8am-2:30pm and Sunday 8am-3:00pm. Dinner Friday and Saturday night and the cheapest gas in the region!" - Submitted by Ellen Setser. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
Sport Air Racing at its best and a hugely popular added educational event. The 10th year for the Mark Hardin Memorial Air Race and much excitement is planned.
The Educational is free and brings out families in great numbers. This is an event not to be missed.
The Idaho Aviation Expo is a pilot-rich, all-aviation event that features all facets of General Aviation, including aircraft manufacturers, maintenance and parts suppliers, avionics, clubs and associations, and a whole lot more.
With a great ion of workshops and seminars presented by esteemed aviation speakers and educators, WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program, new, vintage and warbird aircraft displays, catered on-site meals, and giveaways, the Idaho Aviation Expo is one worthwhile event! And, it's all in one big hangar!
May 8th: Beach Burger Fry and Dance, $10 5:30 p.m.-10p.m. Dance to Leo and the Boyz
May 9th: 8:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Free Admission, Airplane Displays, Family Friendly! 8:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, 12:00 Veteran's Salute, Live Music, Lunch, Static displays, Camping on Field, Oceano Fuel: Wheel of Fortune discount
We are collecting items for military care packages! Help Those Serving Our Country: Bring items to donate for troop care packages: protein bars, jerky, trail mix, hard candy, canned meat, instant drink mix, black socks, baby wipes, cup of noodles for our troops overseas.
More information: www.FriendsofOceanoAirport.com
Please join EAA Chapter 635 and help support our Young Eagles program. The event runs from 8 AM to 11 AM. We have a wonderful breakfast for only $5 cash only that includes pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee not required.
We also have a partner Commemorative Air Force hangar with Warbirds and Museum memorabilia right next door. We are located on the far East side of the field. Driving Directions enter from U.S. Hwy 92 to Marsh Rd north to Old Daytona Rd west. Address is 1579 Old NDB Rd Deland Fl 32724
Fly In or Drive in for our Blueberry Pancake breakfast at our Chapter's Clubhouse on airport grounds.
Get some discounted fuel that morning! Help us support our Young Eagles program. We look forward to meeting you!
Enjoy a wonderful Saturday morning with fellow aviation enthusiasts. Meet up with old friends. Pancakes, eggs, OJ. sausage and more.
We are a non-profit organization supporting the growth of Southern NJ aviation. All donations welcome.
Pilot seriously injured after fuel exhaustion leads to crash Probable cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight fuel planning and in-flight fuel monitoring and his decision to take off with an unverified amount of fuel, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a subsequent impact with trees during an attempted fo
Picture of the Day: Lake approach Joe McMurray submitted the following photo and note: “Turn final in a Carbon Cub on floats.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this form. All photos sent in for Picture of the Day are also considered for our new Page 4 photo feature ...
Picture of the Day: A true warbird CDR Michael Graves USN Ret. submitted the following photo and note: “A true warbird of World War II. This aircraft served with the USN and Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 at MCAAS/NAS Mojave. She is just one of a handful of the 100 Navy HE/AE1s delivered to the US Navy from 1942-1942 that remain. ...
Here's today's riddle: Name something that all pilots need and use all the time, often don't know by name, and depend on completely for the safety of every flight. The answer isn't obvious, and neither is this person, who frequently remains totally hidden at your local flying school or airport. Need a clue? How about tools, grease and safety wire? I'm speaking of your local aviation mechanic.
Thinking about learning to fly? Do you want to fly for a living? Would you like to refresh your knowledge for your flight review? If so, then the place to start is with Rod Machado's new 40-hour+ private pilot eLearning ground school. This eLearning course prepares you to take the private pilot knowledge exam and provides the foundation of knowledge needed to make your flight training a more enjoyable experience.
Psst! Psst! Come here. Come a little bit closer. I've got something I want to ask you, and I don't want anyone else to hear. Are you afraid of heights? It's probably embarrassing to admit it, but if you're like most other pilots, the answer is Yes.
Mention the word poetry to a pilot and he'll act like he's in a hotel fire. He'll think: get low, get down, get out. Admittedly, even I get the heebie-jeebies at the mere mention of haiku (that's Japanese poetry, not the sound of someone sneezing). But poetry is more than cute rhymes with tinkered words. It's an alternate means of learning some of aviation psychology's most important lessons.
Recently, I was having a difficult time seeing things that were in plain view. I was even thinking about visiting the Our Lady of Fatima Optometry Center, where their motto is, "If we can't correct your vision, at least you can have one."
Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt. That's my new strategy for preventing runway incursions. It's a reasonable plan, given that these events have actually increased since the FAA began seriously collecting statistics on the issue. That's right. Despite the implementation of new rules and airport signage, incursions continue to increase year after year (about a 25% increase since 2013). If I were superstitious I might suggest we stop doing things to reduce runway incursions so that their numbers will decrease to some previous level. Unfortunately the "Don't look at it and it will go away" trick probably won't work here.
News flash! The Mona Lisa's eyebrows are missing. That's right. Gone! Some say they were scrubbed off during an early restoration. I suspect they were vaporized when Leonardo had Mona over for a pre-portrait barbecue and he took excessive liberty with the lighter fluid. While I didn't attend a BBQ, my eyebrows are also missing. At least they appeared to disappear as they rose above my forehead in surprise at the FAA's and ACS committee's dumbing-down of standards for commercial pilot certification.
Over the years, I've seen my grandfather do a number of strange things. One time, while watching football on TV, he sat there yelling at the players. I couldn't help but say, "Grandpa, they can't hear you." He replied, "Oh yeah, that's right, they got their helmets on."
Over the years, I've heard many stories about middle-aged pilots (45-65 years) who gave up flying due to a sudden onset of anxiety. Apparently this wasn't induced by any specific aviation trauma nor inspired by the relatively small and perfectly normal decline of reflexes and mental agility experienced by most middle aged pilots. What in the world might spook a 50-ish pilot into abandoning something he obviously once loved to do?
The 1984 movie The Karate Kid revealed a rare pedagogical truth of immense value to flight instructors. The movie centers around Daniel, who volunteers to polish the car and sand the deck of his neighbor Mr. Miyagi (a martial arts master).
Rod Machado - "I'm curious about your experience with bad flight instructors and hope you'll add to this blog with your comments. Of course, most flight instructors do a fantastic job. I just can't say that LOUD enough: Most flight instructors do a fantastic job. But not all do! And when they don't, they cause a lot of damage to the flight training industry."