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AOPA BASICMED COURSE & FAA MEDICAL EXAM CHECKLIST NOW AVAILABLE Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1 FREDERICK, MD – The wait to get ready for BasicMed is over – the FAA has released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist that pilots must fill out and have completed by a state-licensed physician. It has also published a link to the free online AOPA Self-Assesment Course that satisfies the requirement for pilots to complete a medical education course prior to operating under BasicMed. “We fought long and hard for this on behalf of our members and we’re excited that pilots can now start the BasicMed process,” said AOPA President Mark Baker. “You’re now cleared to take the necessary steps to get in the air as of May 1.” Pilots may now make their doctor appointment, have the FAA checklist filled out by the physician, and complete the free AOPA onlin...

Here it 'tis folks... the latest issue that is now at airports in all 50.  Thanks for reading and sharing this publication.  April Issue 2017 - FLY-LOW Publications Click on RECENT ISSUE ABOVE and follow the links...  much thanks! Ralph McCormick Publisher      ...

Fly in a vintage plane in New Mexico Ford Tri-Motor OPEN HERE...

Here is a nice clip of history that is meaningful today.   ...

Intimating Landings - Dolores Point (strip on left) is a beautiful mesa overlooking the Dolores River, four miles west of Gateway, Colorado. The airstrip sits atop the mesa in a sagebrush meadow between the depths of the red rock canyon country below and the snow capped peaks of the La Sal Mountains. The runway was originally a mile long (oriented north-south) but in recent times, most pilots choose to confine themselves to the northern 2200 feet and avoid the visibility issues with a slightly rolling hilltop and dogleg on the southern end. That hill is approximately seventy feet higher than the north end of the strip near the mesa rim. Due to the substantial slope, landings to the south and takeoffs to the north are recommended (and easier). The average elevation is 7120 MSL making density altitude an important consideration. Flying conditions are usually best in the morning when temperatures are lower and there is less convect...

If you need or want more information on your coming Medical, here is a place and phone number you need to go. Go to post and click on the photo below. ...

The largest flat top mountain in the world is just 69 Statute Miles (60 Nautical Miles) north of Ouray.  This western slope of Colorado is filled with “wonders” like this…  take a view at The rand Mesa from above, a bird’s eye view.   This large mountain between Grand Junction and Ouray is visible from miles away.  The obvious flat top seems to run for miles and miles.   It is unusual compared to the mountains around Ouray which are definitely not flat top.   ...

This happened in 1964 on a test flight from Kansas of a Boeing B-52.  Actual landing in this video..  awesome..  believe it or not...??? ...

This is a follow up to the post yesterday about Bessie Coleman, the first black (male or female) American aviator. She was quite an individual with determination. The embedded thirteen minute clip of her life is very interesting... Take a look. ...

Our contributor to FLY-LOW on a monthly basis has flown low over Alaska and here it is... Click on the post and then watch. You can read his column from Alaska each month in FLY-LOW, available at your local FBO or by subscription. Contact Alex Clark to get Alaska flying experience and sea plane rating. Email Alex at dragonfly@alaska.net.   ...