Every year, it seems, Blue Sky is well represented at Oshkosh. Tom, Paul, Fredy, Aldo, Tyler and I were there this year – along with (non-members) Kurt Krieg and Fredy Jr. Here’s a short video – shot by Aldo, edited by me – of our arrival this year. Unfortunately the excitement of the VFR arrival […]
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This PowerPoint was originally put together by an officer of the Civil Air Patrol (credits on last page). Tom found it and he and I have adapted/edited it for our use. It covers all the normal operating procedures with the KAP-140. If you’re not sure of all the details of this autopilot, the PPT should […]
Here’s a brief (well… 9+ minute) overview of some of the nice new features at the government’s aviation weather site. Some of these features turn self-briefing for weather into a pretty easy process. Check it out: http://aviationweather.gov
Blue Sky policy on pre-heating the Cessnas is to pre-heat the engine any time the temperature has been 20F or below within the two hours prior to flight. For the Diamond, the temperature threshold is 32F. Pre-heating is very important to the life of the engine; please protect your asset. The Pre-Heater lives in the shed […]
Here’s a brief video on the use of the new battery-powered tug to move the DA-40. Similar to the pre-heater, the tug will live in the shed and its battery will remain charging with a small solar panel. The tug has a front end (the fork) and a rear end (the wheel frame, battery, and […]
Here’s a 1 minute video on a leaning technique with the VM-1000.