AirVenture Attendance Up 10-13-14:
Have you ever been to the EAA AirVenture? Well, I must confess
that I have never been, but I've heard a lot of hangar talk about the show
and about the adventure of flying into and out of Oshkosh. According to
EAA chairman Jack Pelton, the attendance at AirVenture 2014 appears higher
than last year and may be up as much as double digits for some days. Final
numbers won't be available for a couple of weeks. AVweb says that Saturday
reported good foot traffic and strong sales among exhibitors. This year
was the first time the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performed at the AirVenture.
EAA heavily promoted the airshow acts. According to Avweb, "We tried to
promote the fact that we were having the Thunderbirds and that we were
having a lot of variety. The Valdez routine got a lot of buzz. For me,
the One Week Wonder is one of the best things we're doing this week," Pelton
added. Pelton said the Thunderbird show fits Oshkosh better then some of
the more show-center military acts, which can be painfully noisy at times.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THUNDERBIRD PICS
AOPA Debonair winner is... 10-6-14:
to the new AOPA Debonair winner. But... but... he already
has an airplane! Oh well, it seems that all the winners lately are current
plane owners. Although, it would be nice to see someone win one of the
planes that doesn't already own an aircraft. How about one of those rusty
pilots they talk about that hasn't flown in a while and is having doubts
about keeping up his private pilots license due to the increase in rental
cost, not to mention the need to keep up with regulations, seminars, FBO
requirements and procedures. However, if you won the Debonair you might
need to add the $175,000 value of the plane to your income... yikes! Not
to mention the convoluted technicalities of a 30 or 40% up front gift tax?
Hmm, that might cost you around $70,000 before you even say, "clear!" So,
you fly the Debonair for a year at $160/hr for 300 hours ($48,000) then
sell at the end of the year and you might have around $50k left over. Then
you can take your wife on a cruise to the Bahamas.
& Football TFR's 10-5-14:
does a presidential visit and a football game have in common? TFR's
225 October 2014 Newsletter 10-5-14:
Everyone, Here is a copy of the October 2014 Newsletter. Also, I 'm reminding
you that EAA 225 postponed the last EAA Young Eagle Flight Rally from Saturday,
Oct 4th to Sunday, October 5th. If you have time come join us at our last
Chapter Young Eagle Flight Rally at Skyhaven Airport from 8am to 4pm wx
permitting. Regards, Gerry
CHANGE - EAA 225 Young Eagle Flight Rally 10-4-14:
Everyone, EAA 225's Young
Eagle event is moving from Saturday Oct. 4th to Sunday October 5th.
The weather guru's are reporting low ceilings with occasional drizzle and
rain throughout the day for Saturday. If you are able to make the change
we'd appreciate your attendance. Thank you! Regards, Gerry
AIRSHOW 2014 10-3-14:Have
you seen the Cameron Airshow 2014 video? You gotta love what these guys
do with a Pitts! The Vimeo links are circulating around but it's also on
YouTube. Here's the link to YouTube. I must confess, I couldn't watch this
only once. CLICK
HERE TO SEE VIDEO
Chapter 225 Young Eagle Flight Rally 9-28-14:
Everyone, Just sending out what might be one last reminder to everyone
for the last EAA Chapter 225 Young Eagle Flight Rally event for 2014. It
is being held at Rochester's Skyhaven Airport on Saturday, October 4th
from 8 am to 4 pm.
We are looking for both
ground volunteers and for EAA Young Eagle Pilots who would like to help
out at this event. As always, pilots eat free and you can stay for one
or more flights. Please reply to
this email if you can stop by to volunteer for a while and if you're
a pilot if you can fly for one or more flights, so that I can get some
idea as to a number of volunteers and pilots who can help out with this
Please note that Skyhaven
is undergoing runway reconstruction and at present, there is 2300 feet
of new pavement on the southerly end of the airport to use. That portion
is serviced with only the end of runway taxiway, so pilots will be 'back
taxiing' at some point either to launch or upon returning from the flights.
If you have any questions regarding the airfield, the Web site for Skyhaven
has pictures and information about the reconstruction and current layout
of the airport. Skyhaven Website: http://www.skyhavennh.com Thank you &
Safety Seminar at Sanford 9-26-14:
Rusty Pilot Training Course, Topic: This Training Course Is A Refresher For
Those Pilots Who Have Not Been Flying Recently, And Those Interested In
A Review. Date and Time: Saturday, October 4, 2014, starting at 10:00 Eastern
Daylight Time. Speaker(s): Sue Tholen and John Gary. Brief Description:
Southern Maine Aviation Instructors Sue Tholen and John Gary will host
an AOPA RUSTY PILOT COURSE to welcome back pilots not actively flying.
The intention of this course is to motivate pilots to complete a Flight
Review. This course will review Preflight Preparation, Airspace,
Regulations, and other topics relevant to currency. Take advantage
of this exciting opportunity to rekindle your love to fly.
Nano Hummingbird is a miniature aircraft developed under the Nano Air Vehicle
funded through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). DARPA
was established to
prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security,
and to create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the
technological superiority of the U.S. military. AeroVironment developed
the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) under a DARPA sponsored research contract to
develop a new class of air vehicle systems capable of indoor and outdoor
operation. Employing biological mimicry at an extremely small scale, this
unconventional aircraft could someday provide new reconnaissance and surveillance
capabilities in urban environments.
Ultralight Flyers at Sanderson's Field
9-19-14: Fixed Wing Ultralights, Trikes, Powered Parachutes,
Rotorcraft, Light Sport & General Aviation Aircraft, Flying from Dawn
to Dusk, Great Fun, Camping, and Fun for All!
York TFR 9-19-14:
Another TFR update... tfr's inside of tfr's.
York TFR 9-12-14:
FAA to establish VIP TFR over New York, NY beginning Tuesday, September
9-11-14: If you're planning a VFR cross country you probably
won't be leaving for a while:
9-05-14: Here's the EAA news letter for September.
Plane Ride to see Sprites
|In a recent
had pilots fly two
clouds to take pictures
Sprites are sparks that
powerful lightning bolts
up to the airglow that
resides in the
The service ceiling
of bizjets is around
50,000 feet, so I'd
guess that's where
they took their pictures.
However, a person from
Dakota captured some
sprites from the
ground with his camera.
HERE TO SEE HIS PICTURE
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