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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 […]
Interesting video and subsequent comments/discussion. I agree with some of the pilots that I probably would have gone around. But hard to say in that instant you have to make a decision. Pilot Niko explained that he lost about 15 knots of wind speed coming in, but he followed the guidelines for wind shear compensation […]
Blue Skyers: First of all thanks to Paul D’Auria for organizing a great day at McGuire. The folks there were very accommodating and treated us well. When you look at the attached photos, you will see several with various vehicles loaded into the C-17 we first examined. The cargo bay was packed with vehicles and people, […]
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
Click the link below to view the presentation. BasicMed
Membership Meeting Minutes April 2017
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 […]