Pinchhitters Course

The pinchhitters’ course is designed for the “significant other” who sits in the right seat. He/she is given four hours of ground instruction and 4 hours of air time in the plane in which (s)he will be the passenger. The result is that the passenger will be more comfortable with all those dials and digits […]

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Attention Tenants of C, D, & Red Hangars

In the coming month we’ll have factory installed upgrades on the electric doors of “C”, “D”, and the red hangars, a total of 34 units. The upgrade will have double chains rather than the single chain which initially were installed. This will make them much safer and more reliable.

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Principles of Flight

by Chief Pilot John Bastan Atmosphere composition The atmosphere is composed of 78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen, and 1% other gases, such as Argon or helium. As some of these elements are heavier than others, there is a natural tendency of these elements, such as Oxygen, to settle to the surface of the earth, while the […]

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The Safety Corner

Assistant Chief Pilot Pete A. Rafle I still read and hear stories about fuel management errors that lead to an aircraft incident. If you fly a Cessna high wing aircraft then your goal is to not run out of fuel. Leave the fuel selector in both and keep track of the fuel usage during the […]

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