Are you heading to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a fun filled week of aviation, aviation and more aviation? This guide will help you prepare. Our team has attended for over 20 years and we’ve seen it all. We’re happy to share our wealth of knowledge in recommending must-have supplies, and tips!
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FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS)
On June 11, 2018, the FAA updated the Practical Test Standards for the Private Pilot Airplane certificate, Instrument-Airplane rating, Commercial Pilot and Remote Pilot. They can be downloaded from the following URL's as PDF's: Private Pilot – Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-6B, Change 1) Instrument Rating Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-8B, Change 1) Commercial Pilot — Airplane Airman … Continue reading FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS)
Trivia Teaser …and speaking of aeronautical societies…
Question: What and when was the first technical society for the purpose of both establishing initial credibility for aeronautical researchers (and circumventing the issue of early researchers becoming increasingly disenfranchised from the established scientific community) as well as establishing a professional identity? A) the Societe Aerostatique et Meteorologique de France, 1852 B) the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, 1866 C) the Prussian subcommission of the Second International Congress of Aeronautics, 1900 D) the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, 1905
Trivia Teaser: More Than A Rubber Band
Question: Who was the first person to build a rubber band powered airplane, and what was so special about it? A) John Stringfellow, 1868 B) Alphonse Pénaud, 1871 C) Alexander Mozhaiski, 1884 D) Samuel Pierpont Langley, 1891
FROM THE LOGBOOK: IT’S NOT MY FAULT!
A PSYCHIATRIST TOLD ME SO! Jim Trusty 2011 I flew with a doctor/pilot recently and did not feel he was in total control of the airplane at any time. According to him, it is normal for humans to forget a particular skill stored in their memory bank if they go … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: IT’S NOT MY FAULT!
FROM THE LOGBOOK: Today we are going to learn to TAXI?
Not again, I thought, we’ve already done that . . . TWICE! Jim Trusty 2006 I got a call from an old student of mine today and he said he had hung the wing tip of his Mooney while trying to taxi between some hangars. … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: Today we are going to learn to TAXI?
FROM THE LOGBOOK: The “Ubiquitous” Computer is Here to Stay!
Are you ready to be one with the beast? Jim Trusty 2012 Ubiquitous—adj.—existing or being everywhere; widespread; constantly encountered. This definition from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary really and truly describes the computer. And you say, not in my house! Don’t be too sure. At … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The “Ubiquitous” Computer is Here to Stay!
FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…
http://www.faasafety.gov Jim Trusty 2012 Yes, http://www.faasafety.gov is the newest way to communicate with your government. They have almost stopped using mail-outs and gone over to the computer for information about the Federal Aviation Administration, some of the business it conducts, and upcoming safety events across our great nation. About 40% … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…
FROM THE LOGBOOK: THE DREADED FAA PHYSICAL EXAM
. . . and some proven tips on how to pass it . . .OR NOT! Jim Trusty 2012 On the road back from my semi-annual FAA Physical, I thought about writing this article in hopes that it might help someone else about to face this ordeal. I really wanted to point out some of … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: THE DREADED FAA PHYSICAL EXAM