Weather Report 11-01-14:
Solar weather report you ask? Does anybody care? Most people might wonder
what you are talking about when you say solar weather. However, as a pilot,
it's probably a good idea to be aware of anything that might affect your
flight. You look at the sun and see a bright ball of light, but astronomers
see a large ball
of fire and gas that's constantly boiling with explosions and magnetic
storms that are so powerful they periodically blast a ball of gas and particles
out into the solar system. These explosions are more than 10 times the
size of the earth and sometimes are blasted right at the earth. When these
explosions happen to hit the earth, most of the time, we only see nothing
more than the northern lights. But
in 1989, an unusually large explosion, called a Coronal Mass Ejection,
hit the earth and disrupted the earth's magnetic field allowing high voltage
spikes to hit the earth causing a blackout in Canada and disrupted weather
satellites. It even caused erroneous gauge readings on the space shuttle
and disrupted hf radio transmissions. If you are on the alert, sometimes
you can see a sunspot, which is were a CME comes from, with the naked eye.
So, the next time you go for a flight, be sure to check the weather...
but don't stare at the sun.
FAA to establish VIP TFR over Portland, ME on Thursday, October 30, 2014.
A NOTAM (FDC 4/3832) has been published that will affect flight in the
area during President Obama's planned visit.
15 WIP 10-20-14:
The work has begun on 15 and Steve has provided us with this panoramic
shot of the work crew. Click on the pic to open a scrolling view. (move
the mouse left and right)
The runway construction project is moving right along. Thanks to Steve
Hyde, president of the Skyhaven Flying Club for sending in these great
aerial shots of runway 33.
Click on the pictures to
open index of large size.
are coming 10-14-14:
Check the NOTAMS for the latest TFR alerts. Heading towards Long Island
will require some extra prep.
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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