March 11, 2019

Biweekly Bulletin – March 11, 2019

DON’T MISS 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.

AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL (AIM) UPDATED

Change 3 effective February 28

Updates to the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), change 3, went into effect on February 28. Among the updates, the AIM advises users of the previously announced modifications to the Notices to Airmen Publication (NTAP).

On the recommendation of multiple industry group and associations, FAA made the announcement in early January to cut Part 1 from the NTAP which was a listing of numerous flight data center (FDC) NOTAMS. The same information is available now in more convenient and usable formats. The previous methodology of publishing hundreds of FDC NOTAMs had become a particularly onerous obligation of pilots.

The new, slimmed down version of the NTAP was also published on February 28 and is published every 28 days.

Read the summary of AIM change 3

Access the complete AIM

 

OUTSMART WINTER WITH THESE COLD WEATHER FLYING TIPS

From Sporty’s Student Pilot News

by Bret Koebbe

 

The winter flying season is officially here, which means we have a new set of challenges to deal with while flying in sub-freezing temperatures. Flight training doesn’t need to stop in the winter though; in fact the colder months provide some great opportunities to expand your knowledge on weather and aircraft operations in less than ideal conditions. There are other benefits too, including improved aircraft performance and nearly unlimited visibility on clear days.

Here are some winter weather tips to consider as the temperature gets colder:

Read more at StudentPilotNews.com

VIDEO: TIPS FOR FLYING WITH DATALINK WEATHER ON THE IPAD

Datalink weather has the potential to make your flying safer and more comfortable – but only if you know how to use it properly. Join iPad Pilot News contributor John Zimmerman for an in-depth look at ADS-B, SiriusXM and how to use them in flight. The webinar recording includes over an hour of practical tips for pilots of all levels.

Topics covered include:

  • Five essential rules for weather flying
  • Why datalink weather is always delayed
  • What’s the difference between ADS-B and SiriusXM?
  • How to choose a portable receiver – Stratus, Sentry and Garmin
  • Avoiding IFR conditions, thunderstorms, and in-flight icing
  • Five real world scenarios that show these principles in action

SPORTY’S ECA SPRING OPERATING HOURS

Daylight Saving Time brings more flying hours

Wtih extended daylight hours from Daylight Saving Time, please be aware of Sporyt’s new FBO hours effective Sunday, March 10:

Monday – Thursday, 8am – 8pm

Saturday, 8am – 6pm

Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Thank you for flying with Sporty’s!

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.

CERTIFICATES, RATINGS AND SOLOS

Congratulations on recent achievements at Sporty’s Academy

February 2 – Mike Leonard, Multiengine (left), with instructor Tom Baresel

February 19 – Megan Gerding, CFI-Instrument, with instructor JD Short

February 19 – Seth Cooper, First Solo, (right), with instructor Clayton Lulay – watch the video.

February 21 – Nick Wiehoff, Commercial (left), with instructor Dakota Baker

February 22 – Clark Cahill, First Solo, (right), with instructor JD Short – watch the video.

February 22 – Kelen Gaddis, First Solo, (right), with instructor AJ Sweatland – watch the video.

February 27 – Garrett Johnson, Instrument (right), with instructor Trey Vater

 

March 2 – Jacob Boldman, Instrument (right), with instructor Erik Trogdon

VIDEO TIP: GETTING STARTED IN YOUR INSTRUMENT TRAINING

 

 

 

Safe Flying!

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