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Articles from the December 1, 2020 edition

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Remembering our Aviation Docs & Mechanics

The Holiday Season is a time to reflect on the past and to take time to put things into perspective, and to celebrate life, friends and family. It is also a time to give thanks to those who have made...

 
 By Ellen Quist    News    December 1, 2020

Sharing the Love of Flight, One You Tube Video at a Time

If you asked me to remember my first flight in a small airplane, I'd be dimly able to dredge up some spotty account of a flight with my family in a Cherokee 6 or Bonanza or something similar, piloted...

 
 By Tom Lymburn    News    December 1, 2020

An Oshkosh Retrospective

With thousands of other EAA members and guests, I waited for the arrival. Minolta XG-7, 300 mm lens, skylight filter, Fuji color film all checked. Late afternoon. July 1985. It was unusually and...

 

Shop Talk with Trent Wallman

We have recently purchased a couple new to us 152’s, and with that always comes a long list of squawks to take care of. We always treat a new plane to an annual inspection where we will also upgrade and replace old equipment. Just about every time...

 

Prep for Cold Weather Flying

With the unseasonably warm weather, many of you likely took advantage to get in some flying. With cold weather on the forecast, we now have to prep for flying in cold. That might include making sure we have adequate cold weather gear in the aircraft...

 
 By Tom Foster    News    December 1, 2020

Martinus Stenseth

Nellis Air Force Base is a huge facility. It has two 10,000-foot-long runways and is home for more Air Force units than any other military installation. The base is located on the northeast side of La...

 

Go Around. Ready or Not?

Do you recall the last time you performed a go-around? Are go-arounds something you practice on a regular basis? Are you prepared to go-around with every lap in the traffic pattern and every instrument approach, or is your mind set on landing no...

 

New law begins to make Meteorological Evaluation Towers more visible in Minnesota

Meteorological towers (met towers) are being built in Minnesota. The towers are used to collect wind data and other weather information such as temperature, humidity and rain. Met towers are getting...

 

COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols for Aircraft

To say COVID-19 has changed our way of life is an understatement. Wearing face masks has become the new standard, families with children are adjusting to altered methods of schooling, and businesses are having to create new practices to keep...

 

How to Marry a Pilot (MAP)

Identifying a Pilot Surprisingly this will be the easiest task on your quest to marry a pilot. The pilot will identify itself. Any interaction with a pilot will result in identification within mere...

 

Alcohol and Aviation: They Don't Mix

OK, "tis the season to be jolly." Don't get me wrong. I'm really big on jolly. Problem is I'm also really big on making it through the holiday season alive and with my pilot's license intact. An...

 

October Contest Photo

In 1918, Kawasaki heavy industries established an aircraft and engine division. Between the wars, it produced license versions of the French Salmson 2A2 recon biplane and the Dornier Wal flying boat....

 

Airport of the Month - Project Spotlight

Lots of general aviation airports have only one runway. Some have two, and a few busy ones near urban areas might have three or even four. In many cases, the runway configuration is historic....

 

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