The FAA keeps copious records and statistics of licensed and active pilots. An “active” pilot is one who is both licensed and maintains medical currency. The data includes all sorts of information like pilot ages, how long they have been licensed, geographic areas, types of certificates and ratings held, etc. Anybody interested can download the […]
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Bird nesting [end of March – mid June]. Info from Bill: Bird Season
Many thanks to TJ for putting together this tutorial on how to start the Blue Sky snow blower. It can be difficult if you don’t know the specific steps. Attached is a picture of the back of the snow blower that has been annotated to show the various steps necessary to bring the beast to life. […]
Autopilot tips, tricks and traps
Ever been planning a route or actually out flying and encounter a fix that makes you wonder, or makes you smile, or makes you admire someone or something? As far as I know, there are only three rules about fix naming: 1. It’s got to have five letters – no more, no less. 2. It’s […]
Until recently, only 6RE was equipped with Flightstream. Now all three of our planes have this wonderful tool. I’ve resurrected and edited Tom’s previous “cheat sheet” and posted it here. It should be easy enough to download onto your tablet to use if you need a reminder. Flightstream Connection
Chock Talk 1-21-19
Here are the results of the membership survey, taken in December 2018. Thank you for participating. Blue Sky Members Survey Results – Dec. 2018
In September 1995 a Northwest Airlines flight departed Detroit, destination Frankfurt. They landed at the wrong airport – Brussels. How is this possible? Like almost all aviation incidents, there was a series of cascading events. This was an “antique” by today’s standards – a DC-10 with no GPS and no magenta line or “moving map”, […]