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Attention: All Pilots Flying in the Georgia Area

ADS-B in the Georgia Area
Notice Number: NOTC2523

New Traffic and Flight Information Services Are Available Now
Pilots who fly in the Atlanta, Georgia (ZTL) area can now receive free traffic and weather broadcast information in the cockpit. To receive these services, aircraft must be equipped with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) transmitter/receiver or transceiver and compatible cockpit display.
The new services include:

Flight Information Service – Broadcast (FIS-B), provides pilots and flight crews with a cockpit display of […]

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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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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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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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“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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American Flyers of Atlanta, GA

American Flyers of Atlanta, GA

For more then 70 years American Flyers has been training men and women from around the country to fly. In one of there 8 locations you are able to complete any course from the private pilot certificate to the Airline Transportation Professional (ATP). If you have always dreamed of a career in aviation but not sure if it’s for you, you can start your journey with an introductory flight. A certified flight instructor will put you […]

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