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Local pilot helps students achieve dreams of aviation

Henderson Aviation’s newest flight instructor, Mo Holcombe, is bringing 25 years of flight experience to his lessons with local aviation enthusiasts.

“I was born looking up,” said Holcombe. “I was always fascinated with airplanes and actually had my head in the clouds looking for all the different types of airplanes.”

Holcombe said that he fulfilled those dreams of aviation when he first began flying in 1985.

“When I was sixteen,” he said, “I went to work, saving every dime from [my] job painting […]

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“The Skipper” and a man’s dream to fly.

My adventures started just over a year ago when a friend of mine was losing a partner in
a Piper Arrow.  The group of four didn’t want to go to three for cost reasons, so they
were looking for someone interested.  One of the partners is a CFII and agreed to
instruct me at a very reasonable price. Additionally, the group gave me a very attractive
“rental” rate to learn in with the intent that I would buy in after I received my ticket.
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Pilots Oppose Privatizing Briscoe Field

A group of single-engine planes are parked on the ramp at Gwinnett County’s Briscoe Field. These planes represent the bulk of the airport’s traffic. Jim Burress, WABE

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (WABE) – The Lawrenceville City Council Monday is expected oppose commercial passenger service at nearby Briscoe Field. Gwinnett residents have expressed concern that commercial traffic would be too noisy and increase traffic congestion. But what do pilots think about the proposal? WABE’s Jim Burress visited the Gwinnett airport this weekend […]

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Minimum Descent Altitude and How to Get There

In the Pilotworkshops.com IFR Proficiency series, titled “Descending on a non precision approach” respected flight instructor Rod Machado explains the benefit of descending to MDA early on non precision approaches. Rod makes the point that getting to the minimum descent altitude (MDA) prior to the visual descent point (VDP) allows the pilot a greater opportunity to see the required visual references during low visibility and therefore a better chance of landing. Rod advocates a dive and drive technique rather than […]

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Practical Test Standards

By Bob Martens with Pilot workshops

As we continually build upon the foundation that supports our aviation activities, I fear that many of us are neglecting a very important cornerstone.

The Practical Test Standards (PTS) are the basis for all training and evaluation in the US, yet few know where they are, what they say, or most importantly, how they can save lives.

The great news is that they are readily available FOR FREE, on line, they are very easy to read and […]

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“10 Things other pilots do wrong”.

10 Things Other Pilots Do Wrong.

1) Airport Airheads.

    * Prop Blast.

    * Blinding strobes at night.

    * Thoughtless tactics. (Rental or flight school air craft)

        -2000 RPM cold starts.

        -Throttle slam.

        -Unnecessary door slam.

     *Blocking Taxiway. (This may be a problem, However do not allow the “Hurry up”    mentality to cause you to skip a run up)

2) Pet Peeves

    *Pilots not listening before calling. Just stop and listen!

    *Too much position reporting.

    *Too much chatting

 3) Pattern Predicaments.

    *Strung […]

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My path to the Boeing 767

Delta Air Lines Pilot Jim Tuley

     “If I miss more than 3 days in the air it’s because I’m home in bed sick”. That was the response I received to my question, how often do you get to fly?

Let me introduce you to veteran pilot and aviation enthusiast Jim Tuley.

     Born in Chicago in the late 70”s later moving to Atlanta, GA Jim was all about aviation from just a child. Following in the foot steps of his grandfather, […]

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