Trevor Romo from Alberta, Canada sent this photo of his 10-month-old son Zachary via our Facebook page.
To be honest, “Fifty Classic Destinations for Pilots,” reads a bit like a guilty pleasure. I felt like I was reading author Ney Grant’s personal journal. I can’t describe Ney’s book better than he did in his letter to me, “What is so special about it ? It represents what we need more of in our industry… reasons to fly, places to dream of, real adventure.”
The book focuses on the Western U.S. with entries from Tuolumne River, Lake Pillsbury, Trinity Alps and Trinity Lake, Ensenada, Baja California and dozens more (See photos below)
Ever wonder what the examiner thinks of you after your checkride? Well, Brooks Black’s new book, “Does That Mean I Fail? A Humorous Look at Pilot Checkrides”, might give you a little insight.
“Haley Howard is a CFI and banner pilot from Gulf Shores, Alabama. At only 20 years old, she’s already well on her way with 1,350 hours of flight time… not to mention her CSEL (Commercial – Single Engine Land), CSES (Commercial – Single Engine Seaplane), Tailwheel Endorsement, CFI-A (Certified Flight Instructor), and Instrument Rating,” reports BoldMethod‘s Swayne Martin. “Today, Haley spends much of her time flying banners in an American Champion Scout, owned and operated by the Shrimp Basket, a Gulf-State chain of seafood restaurants.” Read more about Haley’s life as a banner tow pilot at the BoldMethod website and an expanded first-person view via Martin’s “Share Your Story” feature on his website.
Port City Air — a New Hampshire-based full service FBO offering fixed wing and helicopter maintenance, avionics service and installations — is look for an avionics manager with a minimum of five years experience. The position includes assisting avionics technicians to ensure high quality work, communications with other departments and customers, scheduling service and installation work and quoting. Learn more or apply for the job online.
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Schweiss Doors has added a battery back-up to its Red Power hydraulic pump. In case of a power failure, the battery back-up will power the door up or down at a controlled speed. All Red Power pumps comes standard with a drill-driven back-up system. The battery back-up can be retrofit to existing units. Contact Schweiss Doors (800-746-8273) for more information.
ADS-B is a source of much consternation at the recreational end of general aviation. More accurately, ADS-B Out is the source. Actually, it’s the Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B Out mandate. The very same mandate FAA Administrator Huerta has repeatedly stated will not be delayed.
Simply put, ADS-B Out — Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast — is a periodic broadcast of aircraft information (altitude, speed, position, etc.) to satellite and ground-based targets that allow other aircraft – if properly equipped – and ATC to see you. [Read more…]
The dry lake bed of Groom Lake in Nevada is better knows as Area 51. The military installation didn’t “officially” exist until recently, but secrets are still coming to light… and will be for decades. For those looking to learn a bit more about the history of Area 51 and the myriad aircraft, technology and secrets, “Area 51: The Graphic History of America’s Most Secret Military Installation,” might be worth a read. [Read more…]
In April of this year, I was lucky enough to be chosen to ride with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels support ship, a C-130 named Fat Albert. Not only did I get to ride in Fat Albert, I got one of the coveted cockpit jumpseats. Watching the crew perform… er, I mean fly, Fat Albert was a treat I’ll not soon forget. The above image is the view out the cockpit window on a 25° nose down approach to landing. If the photo isn’t enough, you can watch (or re-watch) the video below. [Read more…]