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Articles from the January 1, 2019 edition

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January Cover 2019

Amy Gesch of Wipaire, gives a friendly handshake to pilot/photographer Brad Thornberg at an aviation function, one of many Thornberg attends in support of general aviation....

 

New Year, new beginnings!

With the New Year comes the hope that the coming year will be even better than the last. It gives us the opportunity to stop, look back, and put things into perspective. We make some New Year’s reso...

 
 By Bob Heavirland    News    January 1, 2019 

Flash Mob Fly-in

This is just a sample of the power of social media and a nice day to go flying after weeks of low visibility keeping many of us grounded. On Thursday December 13 at 6:23 p.m. Ryan Nelson posted on Fac...

 
 By C.M. Swanson    News    January 1, 2019 

Capturing the moment

Brad Thornberg takes pictures for the same reason he flies a Super Cub...for the joy of it. His interest in photography began as a child, largely due to his father's influence. "Ever since I was littl...

 
 By Mark Baker    News    January 1, 2019 

Flying Blind

Before engine shutdown, pilots should be able to know how much money they will have to shell out when making a pit stop at one of our nation's thousands of fixed based operators (FBOs). But the...

 
 By George Felix    Faast    January 1, 2019 

FAAST

Just over a year ago I completed In Operations Experience (IOE) at a Part 135 Certificate Airline and was in my first week of single pilot operations when the weather turned icy and cold. The radios were chaotic that dark morning and in all the...

 

Tree of Hope success despite inclement weather

Tree of Hope had another successful year thanks to all those that made donations and volunteered. Without people like you, Tree of Hope would not be successful. We were able to supply 40 hospitals...

 
 By Jim Hanson    Jim Hanson    January 1, 2019 

#326 - The AirCam

I asked Jim if he would mind putting the aircraft on one of the local lakes-there were a few whitecaps on the lake, but he agreed. Again-Jim performed the entire litany of the checklist- aided and...

 

What's in store for Girls in Aviation Day 2019

Girls in Aviation Day Long Beach will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, with approximately 250 girls ages 8 to 17 from the local area being introduced to the career and lifestyle possibilities available in aviation. Lt. General Stayce Harris...

 

Medications on the Mind: Flying (or Not) with Drugs: II

Last month we covered things to think about before taking a medication and hopping into the cockpit. Medications can cause a world of trouble for a pilot including idiosyncratic reactions and...

 

Airport of the Month

When Hadrian was Emperor of Rome, a rather rowdy group lived north of the province of Britannia. Called the Caledonii, they were such a pain that Hadrian had a wall built across the island to keep...

 

The Mystery Airplane

The Bolingbroke was a Canadian license production Bristol Blenheim. In an effort to build Canadian aircraft manufacturing capability, the RCAF chose the Bristol Model 149 for production by Fairchild...

 
 By Staff    Events    

Upcoming Events

Attention Pilots! Be sure to get a Flight Service briefing from (800) WX-Brief before every flight and check your destination airport status. Check this column each month to see that dates have not been canceled or changed. Send notices six weeks in...

 

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