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FlightFlix: No Room For Jello

If you have an HD camera and you have attached it to your aircraft or any vehicle, there is a good chance you have experienced "jello effect".  Jello effect is slang for what is technically…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on April 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: The Rose Diner

The winter of 2015 has been unseasonably warm and dry in the mountain west. Still while flying into Pagosa Springs, the snow-capped San Juan Mountains on the western side of the Continental Divide frame the sun drenched San Juan Basin. After…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on April 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Book Review: An Astronauts Guide...

Growing up with the space age, I have read my share of space biographies. From John Glenn and Neil Armstrong, through stories from shuttle pilots, I have had a front-row seat to the conquest of space. While they have all been fascinating, they have generally all…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on March 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Training & Safety: Are You The Best You Can Be?

Well, that is sort of a question that has no good answer. But, maybe this is a good resolution for 2015. And I would like to offer some thoughts that might help you keep such a resolution.

If I told you that you needed to learn a power setting and pitch setting and configuration for every phase of flight, you would think that your work load just increased dramatically. But actually, that knowledge, along with the realization…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on February 17, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery

I cradled Coco, a slight emaciated sienna and white female pit bull, and loaded her and her litter into the back of N811GW, a Cessna 182T. This doggy family was remarkably calm given what they’ve gone through.

Coco was found huddling with her seven puppies under a trailer in Alvarado, Texas. After a quick phone call,…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on February 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Resolutions?

Oh, yes. It is…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on January 21, 2015 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Stuart's Best of 2014

 

Favorite Flying Charity

Pilots N Paws (PNP)

4651 Howe Road

Landrum, South Carolina 29356

http://pilotsnpaws.org/

I’m a volunteer pilot for Pilots N Paws (PNP) and am a big softy for anything with four legs and a tail. Pilots N Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Landrum, South Carolina that was founded in 2008 by animal-lover Debi Boies…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on December 30, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: The Mesa Grill



Christmas in Sedona, Arizona isn’t what it once was. The great recession continues to clam causalities. In 2013, after 22 years, the Red Rock Holiday Fantasy at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa was cancelled. The festival featured nearly one million lights illuminating over two-dozen fanciful displays designed and…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on December 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Kansas and Iowa residents support an effort to open lakes to pilots flying float planes

Kansas and Iowa residents support an effort to open lakes to pilots flying float-equipped aircraft for seaplane operations.

The state aviation offices in Kansas and Iowa are pursuing the possibility of opening lakes owned by the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers to those pilots flying float-equipped aircraft. This petition is circulated to measure the level of interest from the aviation community to opening said…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on November 12, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Book Review - The Forgotten 500

Last month I looked at a little-known period of aviation during World War I.  This month I have a book about a little-know event of World War II, and how the errors made at the time affected Europe and the United States for the following seventy years.…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on November 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Bending propellers with cameras

Hello, my name is Ryan, and I am an aviation addict! Whether work or play, my career and hobbies all revolve around airplanes. I have been fortunate over the years to be allowed to fly numerous rare aircraft. On many of these great flights I have found…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 31, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Fly-In & Dine In: Messina’s Runway Café at the Terminal

On a late August day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States bringing with her 125 mph winds. Katrina’s storm surge submerged eighty percent of the city of New Orleans including significantly damaging…

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Added by AircraftOwner Online on October 20, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

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

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

http://www.wipaire.com

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

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