Come join us at the area's longest running Vintage Aircraft Fly-in, hosted by VAA Chapter 16.
Breakfast and lunch served on the field.
Camping allowed on the field but limited facilities. 100LL and Auto Fuel on the field. Beautiful grass runways. Friday night Pot Luck for early arrivals. Movies in the hangar. Suggested $5 donation for attendees.
"Banyan is the FBO gold standard. The pilot shop is amazing, a Sharper Image for pilots. What really sets them apart is customer service. They know that's the job, not just the merchandise. I've never been disappointed." - Submitted by Richard Herbst. Got Comments? - Got Photos?
Flying Legends of Victory B-25 Tour. June 11-16 The B-25 Maid In the Shade will be at the Chickesha, OK airport. It will be on static display Tues thru Thursday and giving warbird rides on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Rides may be booked in advance at AZCAF.org. Click on Summer Tour, Chickesha then pick your day and time. Tour the aircraft while on static display for a donation of $10. Contact: B-25 Ride Coordinator, Phone: 4803225503, Email
Dynon Avionics has an STC for installing the Certified SkyView HDX in Cessna 172 Skyhawks (and also for some Beech Bonanza models), which in the end makes for an all-electric, all-glass ultra-modern avionics suite.
June 11-June 16 The B-25 Maid In the Shade will be at the Chickesha, OK KCHK airport. It will be on static display every day from 9-5 and giving warbird rides on Friday Saturday and Sunday June 14, 15 and 16. Rides may be booked in advance at AZCAF.org. Click on Summer Tour, Chickesha then pick your day and time. Tour the aircraft while on static display for a donation of $10.
Oswego County Airport, EAA Building, Route 176, Fulton. Pancakes, eggs, French toast, potatoes, sausage and ham served with coffee, tea, juice and milk. Offering free Young Eagle airplane rides for ages 8-17 weather and aircraft permitting Parent or guardian signature is required. Our breakfasts are sponsored by EAA Chapter 486 and held at EAA Chapter 486 Hangar at 2326 Route 176, Fulton. KFZY $8, seniors and veterans $7, children 6-12 $4.
You might be like more than 500,000 other pilots that's right, half a million, who have taken a break from flying. The good news is that getting back to flying is easier than you think. So, what does it take to get back in the air?
As a seminar participant, you'll get 3 hours of ground instruction toward completing your flight review, valuable take-home materials, and handouts so you can review what you've learned. We'll help you brush up on your aviation knowledge and understand what's changed since you last took the controls.
June 7-9 The B-25 Maid In the Shade will be at the Texas State Technical College Waco airport. It will be on static display Friday Saturday and Sunday and giving warbird rides on Saturday and Sunday. Rides may be booked in advance at AZCAF.org. Click on Summer Tour, Waco then pick your day and time. Tour the aircraft while on static display for a donation of $10.
21 Dakotas from the D-Day Squadron and Daks over Normandy carrying hundreds of paratroops leave Imperial War Museum Duxford en route to Normandy for a commemorative mass parachute drop. 5th June 2019 part of the D-Day 75 commemorations.
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.