February 18, 2019

 

Biweekly Bulletin – February 18, 2019

 

SPORTY’S WEBINAR: DATALINK WEATHER – THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Free online presentation explores ADS-B and SiriusXM weather on the flight deck 

 

 

Join AirFacts editor and weather guru John Zimmerman for a discussion of in-flight weather services and real-world weather flying strategies. From the basics of weather theory to real world tips, this webinar is packed with information you can use on your next flight.

 

Topics will include a review of actual trips flown with different technology, and the lessons learned. Learn about the options for portable weather receivers, a market that has grown significantly in recent years. From Sentry and Stratus to Garmin GDL and Dual, you’ll learn what these devices can do and how to use them in flight.

 

Accepted for FAA WINGS credit.

 

 

   

 

VORBECK LIBRARY OFFERS NEW LEARNING RESOURCES

Quiet space and new resources make for productive study space

 

 

Next time you’re on Sporyt’s campus at Clermont County Airport, be sure to explore the new resources and updated layout of the Vorbeck Library on the 2nd floor off of the Sporty’s Café. The Vorbeck Library was founded in 1997 in memory of Sporty’s Academy Co-Founder and Flight Instructor Hall of Fame member, Joseph Vorbeck.

 

In addition to quiet study space and open WiFi, the library boasts an expansive collection of aviation resources from primary training topics to instrument flying and meteorology, the library has resources for pilots of all levels and experience. Recent additions include a vast array of aircraft flight manuals and updated FAA publications.

 

The library also offers a computer station where pilots may access Sporty’s complete online library of video-based training programs.

 

 

GO OR NO-GO: WINTER WARM FRONT

From Sporty’s Air Facts Journal

by John Zimmerman

 

 

Messy aviation weather today.” That’s what the forecaster wrote in the forecast discussion this morning and a look at the TV screen in the FBO at the Elkins-Randolph County Airport (EKN) confirms that. The radar images show lots of rain in the area and the forecast is for things to get worse. That’s more than a little annoying, as you’d really like to get back home, a 1:10 flight to Raleigh, North Carolina (RDU).

 

The good news is that you are very much instrument current, logging 150 hours last year, 50 in the last 3 months and about 35% of your time in actual IFR conditions. Your Cessna Turbo 182 has dual IFR GPSs, an Aspen Primary Flight Display and a good autopilot. It also has a heated pitot tube and a heated prop, but no other deice equipment.

 

Proposed departure time is 2000Z, about an hour away. Read the weather briefing below, then tell us if you would make the flight.

 

Read more at AirFactsJournal.com

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: AOPA SAFETY SEMINAR – THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Peaks to Pavement – applying lessons from the backcountry

 

 

Flying in the backcountry is an exciting and rewarding challenge with little room for error. It’s an exacting environment that demands sound decision making, stellar stick and rudder skills, a thorough understanding of the weather, and an intimate knowledge of the airplane. Whether you’re a seasoned backcountry flyer or flatlander, you’ll enjoy this new seminar, which delves into conditions, challenges, and accidents unique to backcountry flying. Together with your seminar leader you’ll examine lessons learned to fly safely in any operating environment.

 

Accepted for FAA WINGS credit.

 

Registration not required.

 

FMI: www.aopa.org.

 

PSA FLIGHT DECK FEATURES SPORTY’S ACADEMY ALUMNI

 

Always great to see former students and instructors living their aviation dreams! Sporty’s Academy CFI alumni, Capt. Ed Bird (left) and Alan Nguyen, recently shared a CRJ900 front office on a flight from Charlotte to Cincinnati.

 

 

 

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, March 2

9am – 1pm

Saturday, April 13

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.

 

CERTIFICATES, RATINGS AND SOLOS

Congratulations on recent achievements at Sporty’s Academy

 

January 25 – Clayton Lulay, Multiengine (right), with instructor Tom Baresel

 

January 27 – Miranda Spurgeon, Multiengine, with instructor Tom Baresel

 

January 31 – Jared Feitl, First Solo, (right), with instructor Dakota Baker – watch the video.

 

February 9 – Garret Gray, Private pilot (right), with instructor Trey Vater

  

 

VIDEO TIP: STEEP TURNS

 

Steep turns are one of those core pilot skills – whether you’re a new student pilot or an experienced pro, being able to complete this maneuver safely and smoothly requires coordination and good “seat of the pants” flying. Learn some helpful tips for making better steep turns in our latest video tip.

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Flying!

 

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