The D-Day Squadron is the American contingent participating in the Daks Over Normandy flyover crossing the English Channel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019. The epic journey of a fleet of C-47s (military DC-3 aircraft) will honor the soldiers of the War. The D-Day Squadron departs from Waterbury Oxford Airport in Connecticut on May 19, eventually flying the Blue Spruce Route and traversing the North Atlantic.
An annual, deluxe fly-in breakfast and Young Eagles Rally for all GA, Experimental, Classic, Vintage and Light Sport aircraft sponsored by EAA Chapter 344.
Times: breakfast served 0800-1000. Young Eagles flights 0900 - 1100. Proceeds support EAA programs, including scholarships for AVMT students.
The Mentone Flying Club invites you to their annual pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, June 29th, at the Fulton County airport! Breakfast is served 7-10 a.m. and airplane rides weather permitting are given from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Breakfast is $5.00 per person, kids 5 and under eat FREE! Airplane rides are $20 per person per ride $10 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds from the rides will be donated to Operation Quiet Comfort.
FREE fly-in lunch every third Friday of the month from May to October. Menu is always rotating, but we always have homemade ice cream :
Lunch is served 11:00 to 1:00 EDT.
Other airports also hosting lunches on Friday in Northern Indiana:
1st Friday: KGSH
2nd Friday: KSMD
3rd Friday: KRCR
4th Friday: KPPO Central time
5th Friday: KEKM
Many pilots are concerned about how middle age affects their ability to fly safely. And many instructors, both young and older, are interested in how to train middle-age pilots. While it's true that middle age comes with certain declines in physical and mental performance, the news is actually quite good, especially in those areas that are essential to safe flying. Visit RodMachado.com for more information!
Whether the world class Wolf Pitts Pro Solo Unlimited Aerobatic Display, the showcase of absolute precision with the three ship SkyAces Formation Aerobatic Team or the thundering, historic roar of multiple Warbird Displays, Paul Bennet Airshows offers professional services from all corners of the air show industry.
This Saturday May 18. (N89) Ellenville NY is having the 3rd annual Wings and Wheels for Warriors. We've had over 130 Cars in years past but we need more planes. So we lowered our fuel price for the event to $4.65.
The Fairfield County Airport Authority along with the Historical Aircraft Squadron will host the airport's 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. The celebration will honor veterans and servicemen and women for Armed Forces Day. The event will feature a historic B-25 bomber, vintage airplanes, and search and air rescue vehicles.
The Young Eagles program, led by volunteer pilots, will offer free plane rides for children between the ages of eight-and-17 years old. For a fee ranging from $40 - $100 there will be helicopter rides, plane rides, a ride in a biplane, and discovery flights with a flying lesson. The event will highlight the US military with multiple vehicles on display as well as a replica of the Korean War Memorial. Representatives from the Tuskegee Airmen will also attend the event and Colonel Tom Moe, a POW during the Vietnam War, will give the keynote address at noon. Three will also be activities for kids, a special breakfast and lunch, food trucks, and classic cars.
Bye Aerospace's new Eflyer electric trainer is just embarking on early test flights. AVweb recently visited the company's Denver-based factory and had a look at the new airplane. The company says it will be certified in about two years.
The Beach City Airport Pilot's Association will host their 35th annual Father's Day Fly-in Breakfast from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Beach City Airport 2D7. Land at one of Ohio's finest grass strips and attend one of the longest running and most popular fly-ins around.
Breakfast features pancakes, eggs and Earl's famous secret recipe fresh sausage. Come meet the restoration crew of Beach City Baby, C-53 DC-3 that has sat at our airport for years which is now being restored in Pennsylvania.
Intelligent and Optimized Routing for the Real World.
McKinney, TX - March 28, 2019 - Adventure Pilot announces the addition of RealPlan™ to their upcoming major release of iFly GPS™. Version 11 will be available for Android phones and tablets, iPads, iPhones and Windows later this spring with a demo release available at Sun‐n‐Fun.
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."
Adventure Pilot has announced the addition of synthetic vision capability to their iFly GPS system. This new feature provides a 3D terrain view, detailed obstruction icons and many other elements that allow pilots to have a better understanding of their surroundings. Synthetic Vision is available as a free upgrade with any paid iFly GPS subscription.
As boys growing up in the rural Midwest, my brother and I were very fortunate to have been fetched up across the road from a small sod landing strip. As a result we were both bitten by the aviation bug at a young age. I have many fond memories of lying in the tall grass at the foot of a walnut tree on the edge of the field watching the Sunday flyers carve circles around our little sod strip in the hollow in the hills.