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The Pilot Shortage

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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Starting the Blue Sky Snowblower

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. […]

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…in a Fix

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 […]

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Wrong Surface Landings

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”, […]

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