FOLLOW

RECEIVE UPDATES


 

TOP STORIES

LMFS2

Air-to-Ground: Do you really want “Any Briefer”?

February 28, 2015 by

I once read an article in AOPA Magazine that stated the fastest way for pilots to get through to a weather briefer is to call the 1-800-WX-BRIEF number and say “Any Briefer”. Well, they are right, this is the way to get someone fast, but is this what you really want? When you say “Any Briefer” the phone tree will send your call to the first available specialist – without regard to where you are calling from, or what you want to know. There are times when this is just fine. For instance,... [ Continue Reading ]

LMFS2

Air-to-Ground: Do you really want “Any Briefer”?

February 28, 2015 by

I once read an article in AOPA Magazine that stated the fastest way for pilots to get through to a weather briefer is to call the 1-800-WX-BRIEF number and say “Any Briefer”. Well, they are right, this is the way to get someone fast, but is this what you really want? When you say “Any Briefer”... [ Continue Reading ]

Commemorative Air Force

New T-34 for CAF’s Florida Wing

February 26, 2015 by

by Michel Cotê – There is a new aircraft in the hangar of the Florida Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The group spent many years directing its efforts toward acquiring an airworthy aircraft rather than a restoration project. They were looking for several different options as they... [ Continue Reading ]

Maj_Boudreaux_Thumb

An Ambassador in Blue – Maj. Joshua Boudreaux

February 2, 2015 by

Story by Bill Sarama, Photos by Howard German & Bill Sarama - After two tours in Afghanistan and more than 100 combat missions, Major Josh Boudreaux traded in his khaki nomex flight suit for a “Thunderbird Blue” uniform…not to be treated like a celebrity. His goal is to inspire, motivate... [ Continue Reading ]

Michaela_Thumb

Michaela Goldammer earns Private Pilot Certificate

February 2, 2015 by

Ms. Michaela Goldammer, a resident of Blacksburg, received her private pilot Certificate on January 10, 2015. Ms. Goldammer started her path to becoming a licensed pilot in March of 2013 at Twin County Aviation flight school in Hillsville, VA where she received all of her ground and flight training.... [ Continue Reading ]

AOPA_Thumb

2015 AOPA Regional Fly-Ins Announced

February 1, 2015 by

On the flightline at the 2014 AOPA Fly-In at the Indianapolis Regional Airport (KMQJ) Last year, rather than a national convention, AOPA hosted a series of small one-day fly-ins at locations around the country. These events were very well received as more than 16,000 people and 2,800 airplanes attended... [ Continue Reading ]

Checkpoints for February 2015

February 1, 2015 by

Got a Checkpoint you’d like promoted? Send us an email by clicking here. Date Airport Event 2/1 KFMY EAA 66 Pancake Breakfast 2/1 KHEF VA Pilots for Christ 2/4 KFMY FAA Seminar: Flying Over Open Water 2/5 KEWR Operation Raincheck -FAA Safety Seminar with NYC ATC. 2/5 9B1 EAA 673: How... [ Continue Reading ]

NEFC Planes

February Classifieds

February 1, 2015 by

New England Flying Club LWM Lawrence, MA based flying club has a few openings for new members. We operate three IFR certified aircraft consisting of two Beech Skippers and a Beech Sundowner. All aircraft are very well equipped and maintained. Excellent availability. Office w/ weather computer and refreshments.... [ Continue Reading ]

Flying_Eyes_Thumb

Product Review: Flying Eyes Sunglasses

January 30, 2015 by

Flying Eyes is a small company based in Austin, TX that specializes in one thing…”Headset friendly sunglasses.” The Hawk sunglasses are their latest and greatest offering. The modular frames are made of Resilamide polymer and are extremely lightweight, but don’t let that fool you. Both the frames... [ Continue Reading ]

Blizzard Comic Relief – Chicken Wings Comic

January 26, 2015 by

In between shoveling and plowing, check out this humorous take on the prevailing winter weather. Chicken Wings by Michael & Stefan Strasser  Read More →

Hawker Typhoon

The Last Hawker Typhoon

January 21, 2015 by

by Michel Côté The Typhoon will be on display at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa through 2016. On June 6, 2014, exactly 70 years after the start of the Normandy Landings, D-Day, the Museum of Aviation and Space Canada has received a prestigious loan from the RAF Museum in London, England.... [ Continue Reading ]

Nova Southeastern University

NSU Offers Twelve $73,000 Aviation Scholarships

January 20, 2015 by

by Joe Donzelli (Nova Southeastern University) FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, FL – Since the day humans took to the skies in flying machines, young boys and girls have dreamed of becoming pilots. Posters of the coolest airplane hanging on the bedroom wall was a rite of passage for many children, and many... [ Continue Reading ]

Legal Eagle - Sal Lagonia

Sal’s Law – Your Aviation Questions get His Answers

January 19, 2015 by

Sal Lagonia Esq., is an Aviation Attorney, Professor of Aviation Law and expert safety consultant who is a frequent speaker on aviation safety. EH @ ALB: Sal, I recently was reading about the Driver’s License requirement for a Sport’s Pilot license and the chances that a similar license might become... [ Continue Reading ]