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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Get there-itis… Prior to taking to the air with passengers, you should always provide them with a briefing of key safety items and what to expect during the entire flight, from engine start to shut-down. While this can be done very concisely once … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Gauges Green, Airspeed Alive… You’ve dutifully calculated your weight & balance for your flight. Weight and CG are within limits. You’ve completed a conservative performance estimate for all runways at all airports to be utilized. All are within limits for your aircraft and … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots 1-800-WX-BRIEF Inevitably, each time there is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in our area, at least one (and usually more) pilot deviations occur. How can this be prevented? Simple. Call for a weather briefing prior to every flight, whether a 1,000 nautical mile … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

Training tips for students and pilots Safe and airworthy… You’re planning a fun flight to New Hampshire and are getting ready to preflight. For it to be airworthy, what documents need to be on board the aircraft? What inspections are needed for the aircraft to be airworthy? As for the required documents, the familiar ‘ARROW’ … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

Summer and Fall Goals… Regardless of whether you’re a student, private, instrument-rated, or simulator pilot, or if you’re an aviation enthusiast, always look to increase your knowledge, experience and skills. What are your goals this summer? They may be to finish your private certificate, visit a new airport, fly the Hudson River, gain proficiency in … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN DIETZ – PRIVATE PILOT!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  Congratulations on earning your Private Pilot certificate today! Very nicely done! Enjoy flying up in Maine this summer! Of course, fly down to N07 for a visit!

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CarolAnn Garratt at Caldwell – tonight!

Reminder – CarolAnn Garratt will be speaking at Caldwell tonight! 5:30pm “Gourmet” dinner (hot dogs & burgers), 7:00pm presentation. CarolAnn has flown her single-engine Mooney around the world three times, raising both awareness of and over $400,000 for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research as a tribute to her mother. CarolAnn is very inspiring and her … Continue reading

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Reminder to Young Aviators: AeroSessions is tomorrow, 10:00-11:00am!

AeroSessions is Saturday, 5 July 2014, from 10:00 – 11:00am! At tomorrow’s AeroSessions, you’ll learn about flying Light Sport Aircraft for Law Enforcement! Flight Instructor and Police Officer Brian Finale will share stories and photos of his adventures flying surveillance for Law Enforcement. Hope to see you there! Happy 4th of July!  

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Happy 4th of July!

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Who, Where, What… Speaking on the radio is often cited as a beginner pilot’s biggest fear. This is not surprising, considering most people fear public speaking more than death! Getting over this ‘mic fright’ early in training is essential to fully utilizing your … Continue reading

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