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Checkrides: 2006

We have had a number of checkrides this year with about 8 more pending before the end of the year. Checkout the latest passes in the gallery link in the site navigation to the right.

Emergency Procedures 101

1. Recognize the problem
2. Don’t go into denial / resignation mode. Use your memorized / rote learned emergency ck. list and get on with trying to FIX the problem.
3. If the problem is not fixable, …

Airport: Fall 2006

Much has been done with painting hangers this fall. Runway has filled in nicely with the rain this summer and the grass is 95% covering the 3200′ X 75′ strip. Runway lighting comes on now …

Aircraft Fall: 2006

I have been told that our other 152 N5144L is not far from being back in the air again. It was landed hard last November by a 350 hr. instrument rated pilot and is near …

Safety: Fall 2006

It was just a few weeks ago now that I had a total engine failure and landed on an interstate. I have been approached by a number of people and was asked primarily this question. …

Newsletter: Fall 2006

We have now moved into the Fall season here in the south. With the passing of hot, humid air with explosive thunderstorms our new focus in flying will be colder temps (frost / ice) and …