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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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]