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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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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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Getting back on the bicycle for the CFI and the Pilot…

Pilots ‘quit’ flying for as many reasons as there are grains of sand on a beach. Most of the time the priorities of life change and flying has to wait. Family, career, re-locations, job changes, and (oh yeah) money are all factors.

When the time comes for you to start back up again what should you do to prepare to get ‘back on the bicycle’? For the instructor, what should you do to facilitate the flyer’s desire to get back into […]

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UsedAirplanes.com

UsedAirplanes.com  is the aviation marketplace for used airplanes for sale as well as all used aircraft for sale. Dealers and brokers throughout the United States and abroad trust UsedAirplanes.com by listing their entire inventory of used airplanes and used aircraft for sale. Their listings include all types of Cessna aircraft for sale (featuring used Cessna airplanes), Cessna 172 and Cessna 182, Cirrus aircraft including the Cirrus SR22, Piper aircraft, all models of Learjets for sale, Diamond aircraft, Grumman aircraft, Gulfstream […]

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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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“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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