April 1, 2019

Biweekly Bulletin – April 1, 2019

FAA SAFETY SEMINAR – MANAGING TAKEOFF EMERGENCIES

In-person seminar, Thursday, April 11, 7pm at Sporty’s 

Loss of Control (LoC) involves an aircraft’s unintended departure from controlled flight due to a variety of reasons, such as pilot distraction loss of situational awareness, or managing an emergency. Preventing loss of control accidents has been on the NTSB’s most wanted safety improvement areas for several years.

In this live presentation by Capt. Gordon Penner, we’ll discuss how to plan for and handle engine failure emergencies in all phases of takeoff while avoiding loss of control.

Capt. Penner is an FAA Gold Seal Instructor and Master Flight Instructor (aerobatic). He currently serves as B767 Captain for an international airline.

Registration is not required, but necessary for FAA WINGS credit.

FMI: SportysAcademy.com.

GET THE MOST FROM FOREFLIGHT – ADVANCED TIPS FOR AVIATION’S TOP APP

Lead product designer, Ryan McBride, shares his insightful tips in this webinar presentation

Sporty’s and iPad Pilot News recently partnered with ForeFlight to present an all-new webinar to explore the latest new features in aviation’s top app. The presentation, led by Ryan McBride, lead product designer at ForeFlight, provides expert advice on how to go beyond the basics and learn app shortcuts that can really pay off in flight.

 

AVOID “GEARCREEP” AND STAY ORGANIZED IN THE COCKPIT

From Sporty’s Student Pilot News

by Doug Ranly

 

gear.creep

When stuff is left laying around and starts getting in the way of important tasks.

For anyone who has kids, gearcreep is a daily adventure. Books, bags, lunchboxes, one blue sock, and clarinet reeds somehow can’t cross the forcefield that is found approximately 10 feet inside my front door. Eventually, the forcefield can’t hold back the massive piles of junk and the gear starts creeping across the floor, only to be found at 2 am while stumbling down the hall to the bathroom.

While I complain about gearcreep at home, I learned that I was the chief offender of gearcreep in the cockpit. Pens, Bluetooth GPS units, aux input cables, flashlights… the stuff that I found rolling around the passenger seat and on the floor after a recent night cross country had me convinced that a more organized cockpit would be in my future. I started by getting some fresh gear, specifically to keep all my stuff from accidentally finding its way to the floor. Here are 5 items that have helped me to conquer my cockpit gearcreep problem.

Read more at StudentPilotNews.com

 

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline is tomorrow, April 2

 

AOPA High School Flight Training Scholarships: 80 exceptional aviation-minded high school students will each be awarded $10,000 to pursue a primary pilot certificate.

AOPA Teacher Flight Training Scholarships: 20 teachers who are preparing students for a future in aviation will each be awarded $10,000 to pursue a primary pilot certificate.

AOPA Primary Training Scholarships: Multiple scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $7,500, will be awarded to members ages 16 and up to help fund the cost of training for a private pilot, sport pilot, or recreational pilot certificate.

AOPA Advanced Rating Scholarships: Multiple scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to outstanding pilots with career aspirations who are seeking an Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, or MEI rating.

The deadline to submit all scholarship application materials, including recommendation letters and transcripts, is April 2, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

FMIhttps://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/students/flight-training-scholarships

C172R RETURNS TO SPORTY’S TRANIING FLEET

377ES returns from extended repair and refurbishment 

What you’ll notice first on the Cessna 172R is the fresh new paint. Built as a capable, VFR and IFR trainer, the panel features dual, Garmin G5s – primary attitude indicator with airspeed and altitude tapes and an HSI. Because of the G5s independent AHRS, you get the added safety and reliability of an automatic backup attitude indicator.

Navigation is handled by the reliable Garmin 430. N377ES is also ADS-B-OUT equipped with the Garmin 330ES transponder.

More information is available at https://sportysacademy.com/n377es/.

FAA MEDICALS AND BASIC MED AT SPORTY’S

Now offering Basic Med evaluations – schedule now for spring

FAA Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr. John Held, offers aviation medical exams and basic med evaluations at Sporty’s Clermont County Airport on select Saturdays. The cost of the exam is $100 payable by cash or check (no credit cards accepted).  An EKG (if required) is subject to an additional $35 fee.

DATE

TIME

Saturday, April 13

9am – 1pm

Saturday, May 11

9am – 1pm

Saturday, June 1

9am – 1pm

Saturday, July 13

9am – 1pm

Saturday, August 3

9am – 1pm

Saturday, August 24

9am – 1pm

To schedule, please call Sporty’s at 513.735.9100 ext. 0.

For pilots pursuing Basic Med, the required online training is now available through two approved sources – AOPA and Mayo Clinic.

VIDEO TIP: ENGINE DETONATION AND PRE-IGNITION

What happens when the spark plugs in your engine aren’t working properly? Some pretty bad stuff. In our latest video tip, we explain what detonation and pre-ignition are all about, how they happen, and what you can do to prevent them from happening.

 

 

 

Safe Flying!

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