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The Red Bull Air Races at Las Vegas

 

The Red Bull Air Races were at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend (October 11 &12) and they are as close to being an aviation event as NASCAR is to an automobile race.  Red Bull Air Races are all about Red Bull promoting Red Bull and producing a TV show for the sports channels.  Now do not get me wrong—the pilots are some of the…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Winds – Can’t live without them, can’t live with them

So, as I write this, I am sitting at a campground in south central Kansas under a beautiful blue sky with just a touch of a breeze to make the air temperature feel perfect. But I am thinking that winds are not always so kind. About twelve hours ago, my wife and I, as well as many other campers, were scurrying around, lowering tents, raising…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 10, 2014 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

Garmin 96C Lat and Long out.

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know if the 96C will output positional data which can be linked to the Mode S to give ADSB out.

There is a trial about to start in the UK whereby portable GPS can be used to provide positional information to the Transponder.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Neil.

Added by neil houghton on October 2, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Book Review - Terror of the Autumn Skies

100 years ago this month, a relatively minor member of the European Monarchy was assassinated in a relatively unknown location. And the result of that moment set a new course in world history for the next 100 years. Because of the various alliances between European countries, nearly all of Europe was drug into the…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on September 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Elimination of the third class medical—What I posted on the aeromedical Email list

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I have been a Senior AME for over thirty year and have been controversial but I have never had to endured as much distain from many of my fellow AMEs for supporting the elimination of the third class medical--even…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on September 11, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Fly-In & Dine In: Breakfast in Bakersfield

John Harmon built the first Van’s Aircraft RV-3 in California. In 1986, he modified a stock RV-3 by bolting on an angle-valve IO-360, different cowl and a raised turtledeck with modified canopy and the Harmon Rocket I (HR1) was born. Since then, John…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on September 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Turn on that ADS-B out transponder and turn on the FAA on your shoulder—always and forever!

There is no free lunch with the FAA and ADS-B is a case in point.  ADS-B out is the ultimate in big brother (aside from your cell phone).…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on August 26, 2014 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Book Review – The Thousand Mile War

So, for my history buff friends, try these: When and where was the last US soil invaded and held by a foreign power? During World War II, when and what was the first Theater of Operations considered conquered by the US and its allies? And another WW II question for my Navy Air readers. What Japanese decision was considered crucial for…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on August 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fly-in & Dine In - August 2014

The picturesque Hudson River corridor starts in the Catskills and travels south past the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Historic and scenic sites visible from the air include the Statue of Liberty (The Lady), the Empire State Building and…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on August 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are You A Joiner?

I have a lot of opportunities to talk to pilots, and that is fun. I enjoy hearing of other pilots’ experiences, and I get a chance to learn from the mistakes of others. And one of the topics that often arises in fly-talk sessions has to do with AOPA and EAA and other national and regional flying organizations. Someone is always asking someone, “Are you a member?” and “So, what do you…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on August 7, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dr. Blue's AirVenture Journal 2014

Oshkosh AirVenture Day T-3…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on July 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Amelia Earhart

Honoring Amelia Earhart…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on July 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fly-In & Dine In - July 2014

 On an excursion to the Salt Lake City area, I had a chance to visit the Provo Municipal Airport (KPVU) and sample the culinary exploits of…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on July 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday America!

Greetings AO Readers!

Got plans for some 4th of July flying?

Share your plans below!

Added by AircraftOwner Online on July 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: On the Wing

When I picked this book up, I was expecting a story about flying from some northerly point to some southerly point, following the birds. I was expecting something like “Father Goose”, by William Lishman. Lishman’s book follows his account of…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on July 2, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Support Colorado Aviation License Plate Project

Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) in collaboration with Colorado Pilots Association (CPA), Colorado General Aviation Alliance (CGAA), and Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association (CAAA), has introduced the ‘Support Aviation’ license plate project to Colorado residents.  The license plate symbolizes the importance of Colorado’s aviation industry. The objective of the plate is to raise awareness to the impact of aviation across the State of Colorado and how aviation impacts a…

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Added by Chris Swathwood on June 25, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

What Moves Us? (Or, Why don’t dogs fly airplanes?)

What is it that inspires innovation? What prompts an idea before it ever exists? What native ability fueled the Wright brothers’ passion and allowed them to soar skyward into the same air where so many others had faltered before?  The answer to these questions are simply “Imagination”.…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on June 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Santa Barbara Wine Country

In the February 2013 issue of Aircraft Owner Magazine I wrote about flying into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (KSBA) and satisfying one’s hunger at the Beachside Bar and Café. Santa Barbara does not begin and end with the coastline. There is a world beyond the sand, surf, fish n’ chips and beach volleyball.…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on June 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Day in the Life of an Angel Flight Pilot

From time to time, when I talk about Angel Flight missions and the entire Angel Flight program, I am asked how that all comes about, what makes these flights different from other flights, and how does it all happen. So let me describe how a recent flight unfolded. And while there is a lot of activity that goes on prior to the mission, I will just talk about the flight…
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Added by AircraftOwner Online on June 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Breathtaking

It was in February 1963 in Davos. We took off from snow on the Golf course with a Pilatus PC-6 Porter!

Not the Turboporter, but one of the first built PC-6 with a Lycoming 540HP engine. I will never forget that ride.

At that time, I had about have of my militaryhospital "vacation" behind me.  I've never felt better!  

Added by Oscar Reinhard on May 22, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

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