Archive for February, 2009

Mental Math: Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

As aviators, we are particularly concerned with temperature. We monitor our EGT or ITT, CHT, OAT, TAT, or SAT. Most of the time we deal with this alphabet soup of temperatures in terms of degrees Celsius. Most Americans however, still think in terms of degrees Fahrenheit. We need  a simple method to convert degrees Celsius from the ATIS report to degrees Fahrenheit. Read more…

Doobie Brothers Live At EAA Airventure

Legendary rock group The Doobie Brothers will perform live July 27, 2009 at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event takes place at Aeroshell Square on Airventure’s opening night, right after the afternoon airshow.

Presented by Ford Motor Company, the performance will be free of charge to Aeroshell guests that day.

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Stay Sharp: Practice Deadstick Landings

Proficient pilots regularly vary their landings by alternating between normal, soft field, and short field landings. However, there is one important landing that is commonly overlooked: the deadstick landing. Think back; when was the last time you chopped the power and glided the airplane all the way to the runway? Do you feel proficient enough to stick it in a small bean field should the engine fail on your next flight? If the answer is no, then it may be prudent to practice those emergency procedures. Read more…

TSA to Extend Airline Screening to GA at Expense of Aircraft Operators

Amendments to current aviation security regulations have been proposed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to expand airline style screening to include corporate and private general aviation operations. TSA’s proposal, the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP), will apply to general aviation operators of “large” aircraft with a maximum certificated operating weight above 12,500 pounds. Read more…

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