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Preflight Passenger Briefings

     How well do you brief your new passengers before you depart. Do you take for granted they know how to buckle or exit an airplane in an emergency.  Here are just a few areas that should be covered before you leave.

BY: Blake Crosby of fly.blakecrosby.com
This document satisfies CAR 602.59
Before passengers are allowed to be carried in an aircraft, a passenger briefing must be performed. This
is the law. It is similar to the ones you see the flight attendants do […]

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New Video: Come fly with me.

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How well do you follow your Check List?

     From the time I first stepped in an airplane to train as a pilot in 2001 it has been imbedded in my head Check List, Check List, Check list! I remember my instructor telling me “I don’t want to see you doing your preflight without that check list in your hand”. I developed a very good habit way back then to keep it with me. It seems however that lately I have been reminded a lot about the importance […]

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You Tube Clips

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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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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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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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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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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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