OF INTEREST TO PILOTS

 

1.     The Hobbs Meter
Ask any group of grizzled renter-pilots what's the most important instrument on the airplane. Hmm, maybe the oil pressure, altimeter, or airspeed? Chances are it won't take long until one tells you: "The Hobbs." 

2.     Fly-ins in Arizona  Balance of 2009

3.     Its no trick to make good take-offs and landings.

4.     Old Twin, Old Pilot
The 80 year old pilot, according to news reports, advised the tower that he was having difficulty

5.     Vortax ring state
One of the more confusing subjects for helicopter students to fully understand is known as the vortex ring state

6.     Glass Cockpits
Since the earliest days of aviation, pilots have been staring at gauges to help ascertain the condition of their machines and the world around them.  When the computer decides to take a coffee break you had better have some steam gauges available.

7.     Abandoned and little know airports
Interesting reading about these airports in the North Tucson area

8.     Hybrid aircraft engine
130 HP Rotex plus 40 HP electric motor = 170 HP

9.     Rotary aircraft engine
300-horsepower normally aspirated rotary that it claims will "bridge the gap" between piston and turbine power for GA.

10.                            Solar powered plane
A solar-powered aircraft has already completed hundreds of miles of test flights over the U.S. Southwest, logging more flight hours than all other manned solar-powered aircraft combined

11.                            Solar powered plane
A solar-powered aircraft has already completed hundreds of miles of test flights over the U.S. Southwest, logging more flight hours than all other manned solar-powered aircraft combined

12.                            Tailplane Stalls
Icing can cause a tailplane stall.  Do you know how to recover from a tailplane stall?

13.                            Flight Path series
This course gives a lift to student pilots

14.                            Question: How do I apply for and get the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award?
Answer:
The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise by maintaining safe flight operations for 50 or more years. You can print an application from the FAA. Send the application to your local flight standards district office.

15.                            Mechanic in Casa Grande, Glen Forsyth has been charged with three counts of making false statements to a government agency and two counts of fraud involving airplane parts. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a fine of $250,000.

16.                            Take a quiz on spin recovery 10 questions

17.                            The second Saturday of each month a breakfast fly-in is arranged by the Scottsdale Breakfast Club.  Several of our SLAC pilots have attended these functions in the past.  For details visit their website: http://www.scottsdalebreakfastclub.org/  If any SLAC pilots wish to be added to the mailing list, contact Warren McIlvoy at: Warren McIlvoy  ---
2009 Events Schedule