By Comments Off on Risky Landings
| Monday, February 13, 2017 |
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...
By Comments Off on BasicMed Help
| Saturday, February 11, 2017 |
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.
By Comments Off on The Grand Mesa
| Wednesday, February 08, 2017 |
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.
By Comments Off on Bessie Coleman Pilot
| Sunday, January 29, 2017 |
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.
By Comments Off on Flying Low in Alaska
| Saturday, January 28, 2017 |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Comments Off on AOPA 2017 FLY-INs
| Tuesday, January 24, 2017 |
FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced the 2017 AOPA Fly-Ins will be held in Camarillo, California (April 28 and 29), followed by Norman, Oklahoma (Sept. 8 and 9), Groton, Connecticut (Oct. 6 and 7), and Tampa, Florida (Oct. 27 and 28). Thanks to a tremendous response from members, exhibitors, and Fly-In attendees to date, AOPA has expanded each of the four regional Fly-Ins for 2017, adding a second day to allow attendees to experience more hands-on aviation, and more of what has drawn praise and sparked enthusiasm from the nearly 44,000 who have attended an AOPA Fly-In to date.
AOPA Fly-Ins for 2017 will offer more to experience–from camping and camaraderie to workshops and clinics offering opportunities to learn new skills, fly more affordable, or make the jump from aircraft renter to owner.
“We’re listening to our members who have asked for more extensive content, and we’re excited ...
By Comments Off on FAA BasicMed
| Tuesday, January 10, 2017 |
WELL, THE DECISION IS IN FROM THE FAA
As of today, it appears that the FAA has produced the name and the law. Here is the EAA take on the new medical ruling.
EAA STATEMENT ON FAA RELEASE OF THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM RULE
FAA’s BasicMed will take effect on May 1, 2017
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (January 10, 2017) — Years of effort by EAA and AOPA culminated on Tuesday morning as the FAA announced regulations that will implement the aeromedical reform law passed last July. The regulations will be published Wednesday as a final rule, to take effect May 1, 2017. According to the FAA, no changes have been made to the language in the law.
Because it is final, the rule – named “BasicMed” by the FAA – will not go out for a typical public comment period. The FAA also said it would publish an advisory circular describing the implementation of the rule later this week.
“This is the momen...
By Comments Off on Dan Cherry
| Wednesday, January 04, 2017 |
My Enemy, My Friend....
Dan Cherry wrote this book. It is an amazing story of air combat and friendship.
Take a listen. It is long, but an awesome story.
By Comments Off on Parachute Inn
| Wednesday, January 04, 2017 |
In Walnut Ridge AR, is one of the best $100 Hamburger locations... dine in a "retired" Boeing 737.
By Comments Off on Aviation Weather
| Friday, December 30, 2016 |
A very good site to obtain factual weather.