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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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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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King schools video: Cessna Training Series – Steep Turns

King Schools is in the business of providing aviation education and information and related products of the highest quality, sold and delivered through ethical and responsible marketing and outstanding customer service. Continue reading

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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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Just how important is Business class aviation?

 

Just how important is business class aviation to your community? Consider the some facts. 

FACT:
Business aviation contributes $150 billion to U.S. economic output, and employs more than 1.2 million people. 

 FACT:
The vast majority of general aviation aircraft used for business worldwide are manufactured, operated, serviced and maintained in the United States. Even the minority of those planes manufactured outside the U.S. are often “completed,” adding avionics, electronics, automation systems, engines, paint, interiors and other aircraft components manufactured here in the U.S. 

 FACT:
Business aircraft manufacture is […]

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