Congratulations Chris Balo!!!

Happy 16th birthday and congratulations on your FIRST SOLO!!! Chris set a goal of soloing an airplane on his 16th birthday and on February 5, 2021, he achieved his goal!Chris Balo First Solo

The skies opened up in the afternoon and his instructor, CFI Jacqueline Bunce stepped out of the airplane and Chris made three good landings as family stood on the ground and proudly watched.CFI Jacqueline Bunce congratulates Chris.

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Teterboro FAA Safety Team announces two upcoming webinars:

Monday, December 14th at 7:00pm EST

Winter Operations – From Preflight to ADM

Do you pre-flight your airplane in the winter the same way you pre-flight in the summer? We’ll kick off our discussion with cold weather pre-flight operations, followed by favorite hangar-flying topics: engine preheat, aircraft deicing, and engine management. We’ll demonstrate how to read NOTAMS that help us to understand if the taxiway and runway surfaces are contaminated, and learn useful techniques for taxiing in these conditions. And, we’ll take a dive into weather icing forecast products and learn how to make solid go / no-go decisions. We’ll tie all of this together by modeling an effective ADM methodology you can use on your next flight – when icing conditions might be a concern.

Speakers: Bob Miranda, Ron Reinartz, Julian Alarcon, Don Argintar

To register for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WkrsvRFSRAyg8IuDHC-Uwg

Wednesday, December 16th at 7:00pm EST

Airspace – Keeping An Eye On Yourself

Do you know what airspace you’re in?
Navigating the National Airspace System and knowing what equipment you need can be a challenge. In the New York City area, every airspace designation is represented, including special use airspace. There’s a lot to know and it’s all important!

In this Airspace “Master Class”, we’ll go beyond the basics of the VFR sectional and take a deep dive into everything that makes a sectional “tick.” References to 14 CFR Part 91 and other FAA Publications will be provided.  We’ll learn how to avoid gotchas which could lead to an airspace incursion, or worse! A special emphasis will be placed on commonly misunderstood chart symbology, how to “use” advanced features of EFBs such as ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot to maximize situational awareness, and much more. This will be a fast-paced, interactive webinar presented by FAASTeam Lead Representative and EA25 Designed Pilot Examiner, Ryan Ferguson.

Speakers: Ryan Ferguson, Bob Miranda, Don Argintar

To register for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yN7xJg0cTJqsA2KtJLDKYA

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From the Flight Deck – Winter Wx Challenges

Robert Thorson, FAASafety Team Manager at Teterboro shared this video from the Flight Deck. This video focuses on airport surface operations during winter weather. Failure to properly prepare for and execute appropriate cold weather airport operations has led to runway incursions, resulting in collisions with snow removal or maintenance operators, and serious runway excursion accidents.

In addition, visit the website and you’ll find an interesting video series:

FAA’s From the Flight Deck video series provides pilots with actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with cockpit mounted cameras, combined with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.

View the map for From the Flight Deck videos and links to location-specific safety information. New locations will be added to the map as videos become available.

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November’s GAJSC Safety Topic

Avoiding Controlled Flight Into Terrain | November/December 2020

The November/December 2020 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on mitigating one of the leading causes of general aviation accidents – controlled flight into terrain, or CFIT. Feature articles and departments explore the many CFIT-related resources and technological tools available to pilots, as well as numerous strategies, tips, and best practices that can help keep CFIT at bay.

The November/December 2020 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on mitigating one of the leading causes of general aviation accidents – controlled flight into terrain, or CFIT. Feature articles and departments explore the many CFIT-related resources and technological tools available to pilots, as well as numerous strategies, tips, and best practices that can help keep CFIT at bay.

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Register now for “Bust the Rust” FAA Wings Webinars offered in November

Don Argintar, Lead Representative with the Teterboro FAASTeam, will be presenting a “Bust the Rust” series of webinars in November. Topics include Aircraft Performance, Weight and Balance, and Engine Operation. Each of these webinars offer both Basic Wings and Advanced Wings credit. If you have not yet registered on FAASafety.gov, please visit https://www.faasafety.gov and create a free on-line account. These webinars are presented via Zoom and you can register by clicking on the links below.

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*** Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm EST

Aircraft Performance: Always Having Enough Runway

Aircraft performance dynamically changes with weather, fuel burn, and pilot input. These changes affect runway required, time to climb, fuel burn, time en-route, etc. Learn how to quickly locate the performance information in your aircraft’s POH to plan a safe flight. An introduction to engine operation including how to choose power / RPM settings in a complex aircraft, proper leaning, pre-takeoff engine limitation briefing, and strategies for monitoring the health of your aircraft systems will be presented. In addition, we’ll highlight some rule-of-thumb calculations to help you cross-check your performance as your flight progresses, and discuss issues and limitations with popular electronic flight planning applications.

To register for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CKqrBHeaQE6_XdVtrIK3Zg

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*** Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm EST

Weight and Balance: Keeping Your Weight in Check

Do you perform a weight-and-balance calculation before every flight? Our “Bust the Rust” series of webinars continues with a review of weight-and-balance terminology followed by a derivation of the formulas, practical use examples, and simple ways to integrate weight and balance calculations into preflight planning. We’ll be connecting a few dots between weight-and-balance and aerodynamics, aircraft stability and control, airworthiness, and maintenance. A special emphasis will be placed on operational differences between rental aircraft and owned aircraft.

To register for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eIoM-XAlTXqNbLSkGwvVbg

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*** Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00pm EST

Engine Operation: Make TBO Easily

Do you really know how to operate your engine? Our “Bust the Rust” webinar series wraps up with a technical discussion of how an aircraft piston engine works, what the various components are, what your POH says about proper engine operation and what it means, leaning techniques, and engine instrumentation and interpretation.

To register for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g05cPnfcSAqRiVRXvgC7fA

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AeroClub Members Billing

Hello AeroMembers!

Just to notify our AeroClub members about their upcoming bill, The March bills, for the most part, have already gone out and have been paid. To limit any confusion we are going to be suspending April’s bill until May giving our members a courtesy month due to the ongoing viral pandemic. Please be understanding as we are lacking resources and are trying our best to limit the spread of infection.

Thanks, Michael Peschetti

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Flight Instruction/Rentals Suspended

Hello AeroMembers!

All flight instruction and rentals have been suspended until, at minimum, March 30th. The CDC suggests limiting one-on-one exposure to outside members of your household and flight instruction is very close quarters creating a potential viral transmission to one another. We are sanitizing the aircraft and locking the doors until the virus has become contained and the threat no longer persists. We appreciate your patronage and wish all of your families a safe couple of weeks.

This is a great time to bunker down with some flight manuals and prepare to take your knowledge test once it’s passed by. E-Books are a great way of obtaining aviation knowledge without risking outside exposure. Any future updates and information will become available regularly on this page. Thank you for your understanding.

Thanks, Michael Peschetti

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AeroSession 3/2/2019 cancelled due to weather forecast

Sorry, because of forecast snow we are cancelling AeroSession, Saturday, 3/2/2019.

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AeroSession, April 1, 2017

AeroSession is Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10:00am – 11:00am! Young Aviators in grades 6-12,

Join us at the flight school for Facetime with special guest Colonel David B. Lyons, F35 pilot!

Facetime with Colonel David B. Lyons, Commander, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah

AeroSession Air Force F35 photo

(U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Lloyd)

AeroSession Colonel David B. Lyons, Commander, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah photo

Colonel David B. Lyons, Commander, 388th Fighter Wing

Colonel David B. Lyons is the Commander, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Colonel Lyons is a command pilot with more than 2,100 flying hours in the F-35A, F-16C/D, A-10A/C, T-37 and T-38, to include 397 combat flying hours.

We are pleased to welcome F-35 pilot Colonel Lyons as our guest speaker this month via Facetime! More information about AeroSessions and registration.

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September AeroSession (free for young people in grades 6-12)

The September AeroSession is postponed to Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10am due to the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

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