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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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Where is the Wind?

Every month I’m like a child at Christmas anxiously awaiting my new copy of “Flight Training” magazine. http://flighttraining.aopa.org/magazine As soon as I open it I like to quickly scan cover to cover to see what highlights catch my eyes. Then I will start back over on page one intensely taking in every story.

Today as I was reading the latest issue I came across the story “Phantom Wind, correcting for […]

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“Preventive Maintenance and the Owner/Operator”

Come join us at the Aircraft Spruce & Specialty fly-in and super sale for an interesting and informative discussion on what pilots and owners can legally do as far as preventive maintenance on their aircraft is concerned.

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Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport Grand Opening

May 1, 2010 marks the beginning of  a major mile stone for Paulding county, Georgia. At 10:00 Saturday morning the ribbon was cut opening the doors for New Business Development and Economical growth with the new full service FBO and airport terminal building.

Among those present for the ribbon cutting was David Austin, Chairman of the  Board of Commissioners for Paulding County, Calvin Thompson of  Thompson Grading, President of the Paulding county airport authority and Blake Swafford, director of the Paulding airport.

Weather minimums prevented some aircraft from accessing […]

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Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport

Paulding Nrothwest Atlanta Airport

 

The paulding Northwest Atlanta airport F.B.O. grand opening Saturday May 1, 2010 from 8:00am till 3:00pm.

Come out and enjoy the Food, Fun and flying.

Open house and aviation education day

Enjoy Jin & Nick’s BBQ.

Ribbon cutting Ceremony at 10:00am

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The Sun N Funs first incident!

The well know Sun-N-fun fly in, in Lakeland, Fl kicks off tomorrow april 13th, 2010.  An arriving airplane skidded off the runway this afternoon, Lakeland Police said. According to a report, Douglas Alan Jones, 59, of Belaire, Md., was landing his Luscombe Model 8-A airplane at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport about 2:47 p.m. when it went off the runway and into the grass. The landing gear collapsed, and the runway was shut down for two hours.Jones, the only occupant of the plane, […]

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Hard Landing? It’s all in the eyes!

During the approach, flare, and touchdown, vision is very important. To provide good peripheral vision and good judgment of height and movement, the pilot’s head should assume a natural, straight-ahead position. The pilot’s visual focus should not be fixed on any one side or any one spot ahead of the airplane, but should be changing slowly from a point just over the airplane’s nose to the desired touchdown zone and back again, while maintaining a deliberate awareness of distance from […]

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The Commemorative Air Force

The Dixie Wing was approved as the 83rd CAF unit on February 28, 1987, and has since displayed its collection of vintage World War II aircraft in numerous air shows throughout the Southeast. The wing is a non-profit, tax-exempt “flying museum” that depends on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission. 

The LT-6 Mosquito

PT-26 Cornell

Commemorative Air Force

 You can visit them on the web at  http://dw.squawk1200.net/ and plan to see the fleet at the […]

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