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The Weekly Fly-In Events List

A Weekly List of Fly-In Aviation Events In and Around Central Florida

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This Week's Notes

Weekend Events

Hello everyone and apologies for the late distribution, work had me out on the road this week with more time spent in airliners than on the ground.  It looks like a nice weekend coming up.  According to the local prognosticators, drier air will be moving into the area today lowering the weekend's possibility of precip to just 20% - not bad for mid-August!

Looking at the schedule, we have a few activities sponsored by our local EAA chapters.  These folks do great work introducing young people to aviation, advocating for our local airports and, of course, sponsoring some really fun fly-in events.  Your support at their breakfasts, lunches and other events helps keep the coffers filled so they can do their good work.  Consider making a morning of it and dropping on one of the events on this week's schedule.

There is also an interesting educational opportunity at Sebring this Saturday morning.  The FAA Safety Team is presenting a program addressing the unique aspects of fueling and defueling carbon fiber aircraft.  If you own, operate, work on or are just interested in composite aircraft, this might be a good session to attend.  Details can be found in the FAA Safety Program section below.

Have some fun doing aviation stuff this weekend!  We will leave you this week with this thought:

“Never let an airplane take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five minutes earlier.”
— Unknown

News Briefs

FAA Safety Team Fact Sheet: Get It Right in Maneuvering Flight
More than 25% of general aviation fatal accidents occur during the maneuvering phase of flight — turning, climbing, or descending close to the ground. The vast majority of these accidents involve buzzing attempts and stall/spin scenarios (half of which are while in the traffic pattern). FlySafe and read the FAAST fact sheet!  Download the Free Fact Sheet: http://bit.ly/2M8If1H

Zephyrhills Airport Board Meeting
The  Zephyrhills Airport Board of Directors will meet this Monday, August 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM.  The meeting will be held d in the City Library Conference Room - 5347 8th St, Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Sunday is National Aviation Day
This Sunday, August 19th is National Aviation Day.  The holiday was first observed in 1939, by proclamation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  The selection of August 19 was not accident, it is Orville Wright’s birthday and Orville, the younger of the two Wright brothers, was still alive when President Roosevelt issued the proclamation.  In recognition of National Aviation Day, we'll post photos of list members engaged in aeronautical activity next week.  Feel free to email your photos to steve@ritzi.com along with a brief description and we'll include them in Issue 195!
 

Have Something to Share?

Do you have a story, news, trip report, photo, video or event you'd like to see included in the newsletter?  Something to list in the Sell/Swap section? Please send them in!  Submissions can be sent to steve@ritzi.com

Regional Fly-In Events

Saturday, August 18, 2018

24J-Suwannee County (24J) - Live Oak, FL
EAA 797 Pancake Breakfast 

8:30AM-10AM. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee for just $5. Proceeds to benefit Young Eagles and help offset fuel costs.

For Additional Information Visit the Chapter 797 at:
http://www.797.eaachapter.org

Valkaria Airport (X59) - Valkaria, FL  
EAA Chapter 1288 Pancake Breakfast

EAA 1288 and the Valkaria Aviation Association (VAA) jointly host a Pancake Breakfast every third Saturday of the month from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the EAA Hangar (the end of Hangar D, right off the end of the parking loop).
 
Breakfast is a $6.00 donation (which also helps support EAA's Educational programs) and usually consists of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, coffee and orange juice. 

This family-friendly event is a fun, socially-oriented event; a chance to catch up on the latest and meet interesting people from all over. 

For Additional Information Visit: http://www.1288.eaachapter.org

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ) - Sarasota, FL
EAA Chapter 180 Pancake Breakfast

Free pancake and sausage breakfast hosted at the Dolphin Aviation Main Hangar 9:00AM to 10:00 AM.

For Additional Information Visit the Chapter Website at: http://eaa180.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=157312

Deland Municipal Airport (KDED) - Deland, FL
EAA Chapter 635 Monthly Fly-In / Drive-In Breakfast

Join the good folks of Deland EAA Chapter 635 for their monthly fly-in / dirve-in breakfast!  Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, and of course pancakes!  The Chapter building is located on the east side of the airport in the East Hangar Complex by the Runway 23 run up area and across from the Commemorative Air Force.

For Additional Information Contact:
Gordon Threlkeld, Chapter Threlkeld
Tel.: 407-920-1305

Sunday, August 19, 2018

No events found for Sunday, August 19, 2018.  August 19 is, however, National Aviation Day!  Take this opportunity to introduce someone to the fantastic world of aviation.  If you are out and about with an airplane or other aerial conveyance, take a picture and send it in.  We'll run it in next week's newsletter!

Future Events

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
Creighton Island Airstrip (31.50115 / -81.3303) - Creighton Island, GA
Recreational Aviation Foundation Fly-In

Join the RAF for a series of Fly-ins at Creighton Island airfield in Georgia. Come enjoy one of the special recreational airfields the RAF has helped preserve. Most of the island is undeveloped and remains much as it was in the Civil War era. Fly-ins will be the fourth weekend of every month, beginning April 27-29, and ending September 28-30. This airfield is ONLY open for scheduled fly-ins.

“We have very few places in the Southeast like Creighton Island,” RAF Ambassador Eric Davis said. As former Georgia Liaison, Eric continues to work to ensure that this airfield remains available to pilots who appreciate what the William's family has agreed to share. ”My hope is that more pilots will discover this great place and take an interest in helping maintain and preserve this great place,” he added.
There are three cabins with six bunks each — first come, first served. There are unlimited tent spots, meal pavilion, hot showers, potable water and fire ring. There is no electricity. Meals are on-your-own. There are limited propane stove burners and plenty of meal-prep space in the pavilion.

Prior to flying in, you must read and acknowledge the pilot safety briefing here: https://airfield.guide. Locate Creighton via the map (the only strip shown on the Georgia coast) or enter “Creighton” in the search field. Several tabs with all the airstrip details will appear, including the briefing. You are required to enter your tail number after reviewing the briefing, indicating your acknowledgement of its contents.

The text of the Creighton Island Safety Briefing is also available on the RAF website: http://theraf.org/content/creighton-island-safety-briefing

There is no fee to attend, however donations to cover costs of consumables (fuel, toilet paper, site upkeep) are welcomed.

Mark your calendar, and join us on these Fly-In weekends! Check the Airfield.Guide website for last-minute updates regarding field condition, or weather cancellations at https://airfield.guide

For Additional Information Contact:
Eric Davis, RAF Ambassador
Email: edavis@theraf.org

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Tampa Executive Airport (KVDF) - Tampa, FL
EAA Chapter 175 Breakfast & Meeting

Monthly breakfast and meeting with special program.  Join chapter members for pancakes, eggs and coffee. Breakfast begins at 8:00 AM with the program starting at 9:00 AM.

For Additional Information Contact: 
Rich Denton, President
Email: stuntrv8@aol.com 

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD) - Punta Gorda, FL
EAA Warbird Squadron 24 Monthly Meeting

Squadron meetings are the last Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m.  Light refreshments are served.  The Squadron usually goes to lunch at a local restaurant or has a cookout after most meetings.   

The meetings are held on the EAA Campus in the Squadron building located next to the EAA Chapter 565 building near the South Ramp (south of the FBO) at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda.  There's plenty of free parking for planes and cars.

GPS address:  27255 Beechcraft Ave., Punta Gorda 33982

Membership is open to EAA and Warbirds of America members who have an interest in warbird activity and/or operations in Florida.

For Additional Information Please Visit: http://www.floridawarbirds.org

Monday, September 3 - Saturday, September 9, 2018
Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) - Woodruff, SC
12th Annual Triple Tree Fly-In

Please plan to join us for the Triple Tree Fly-In!  We are looking forward to seeing out fold friends and all our new ones!  No pre-registration is needed to be part of this great event.  Feel free to just land and stop by the Lower Pavilion to purchase your armbands and dinner tickets.

Educational programs will be presente on Friday and Saturday.  Workshops will be held on Saturday. 

For pilots flying in, the Wal-Mart distribution center is the rally point for arrival and has also been cataloged as a VFR waypoint.  Search for VPWLW.

Triple Tree offers :
  • 7,000 x 400 ft. manicured bentgrass runway
  • Restored WWII  control tower
  • 440 acre site
  • Unlimited exceptional camping sites
  • Unrivaled, CLEAN bath facilities with private showers and granite countertops
  • Over six miles of hiking trails
  • Fishing  yes, you can eat them while on-site
  • Friendliest staff
  • Great food
  • Great educational seminars
  • Fun social events
  • World's most beautiful aviation facility
Swift Fuels will be on site selling UL94

Please no early arrivals before Monday, September 3 as the outstanding Triple Tree volunteers will still be working to mow the grounds and making sure the aerodrome is in excellent condition for your arrival! 

For Additional Information Visit the Event Website at: http://www.tripletreeaerodrome.com/triple-tree-fly-in.php

Wednesday, September 12 - Sunday, September 16 ,2018
Reno-Stead Airport, Reno, NV
55th National Championship Air Races & Air Show

One of America's best known aviation events, the National Championship Air Races marks its 55th Anniversary in 2018.  In addition to six classes of racing, this year will see the return of the National Aviation Heritage Invitational Aircraft Show.  A showcase for immaculately restored aircraft, the NAHI is a fan favorite and showcases some of the most beautiful aircraft found anywhere in the world.

The airshow portion of the Air Races will feature the Patriots jet demonstration team.  The Patriots are the largest civilian jet team in the Western Hemisphere and feature former Blue Angeles and Thunderbirds pilots.

For Additional Information Visit the National Championship Air Races Website at:
http://www.airrace.org

Friday, September 28 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Creighton Island Airstrip (31.50115 / -81.3303) - Creighton Island, GA
Recreational Aviation Foundation Fly-In

Join the RAF for its Fly-in at Creighton Island airfield in Georgia. Come enjoy one of the special recreational airfields the RAF has helped preserve. Most of the island is undeveloped and remains much as it was in the Civil War era.  This airfield is ONLY open for scheduled fly-ins.

“We have very few places in the Southeast like Creighton Island,” RAF Ambassador Eric Davis said. As former Georgia Liaison, Eric continues to work to ensure that this airfield remains available to pilots who appreciate what the William's family has agreed to share. ”My hope is that more pilots will discover this great place and take an interest in helping maintain and preserve this great place,” he added.
There are three cabins with six bunks each — first come, first served. There are unlimited tent spots, meal pavilion, hot showers, potable water and fire ring. There is no electricity. Meals are on-your-own. There are limited propane stove burners and plenty of meal-prep space in the pavilion.

Prior to flying in, you must read and acknowledge the pilot safety briefing here: https://airfield.guide. Locate Creighton via the map (the only strip shown on the Georgia coast) or enter “Creighton” in the search field. Several tabs with all the airstrip details will appear, including the briefing. You are required to enter your tail number after reviewing the briefing, indicating your acknowledgement of its contents.

The text of the Creighton Island Safety Briefing is also available on the RAF website: http://theraf.org/content/creighton-island-safety-briefing

There is no fee to attend, however donations to cover costs of consumables (fuel, toilet paper, site upkeep) are welcomed.

Mark your calendar, and join us on these Fly-In weekends! Check the Airfield.Guide website for last-minute updates regarding field condition, or weather cancellations at https://airfield.guide

For Additional Information Contact:
Eric Davis, RAF Ambassador
Email: edavis@theraf.org

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Thomasville Regional Airport (KTVI) - Thomasville, GA
The 51st Annual Thomasville Fly-In

The 2017 Fly-In was a great success!  A huge thank-you to all the friends of general aviation who visited us, whether you came by air or by ground!  In Thomasville, we love aircraft of all kinds - and we had all kinds here last October, from lovingly restored classics to shiny new homebuilts and everything in between.  The kids always enjoy the candy drop, and everyone seems to enjoy the food, but the best thing about the Thomasville Fly-In is the people who come to support us and stay to visit a while.  We hope to see you in 2018!  

From the flight to Thomasville, to your arrival and greeting from our hard-working group of volunteers, our goal is to make you feel a part of our family of aviation enthusiasts.  Our regulars return year after year. . .we hope you will, too!
 
Great aircraft, friends old and new, good fellowship, plenty of tasty food:  
The Thomasville Fly-In is THE best grassroots fly-in around.

For Additional Information Contact:
THOMASVILLE AVIATION CLUB
Irv Nesmith, President
1A Sherrod Road
Coolidge, GA. 31738
Phone:  229-403-1071
Email:  irvneva@earthlink.net
Event Website at:http://thomasvilleflyin.weebly.com  

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD) - Punta Gorda, FL
Florida International Air Show

FIAS mission is to present a yearly Air Show that is focused on wholesome family entertainment, educational to all attendees in the areas of aviation and space, present a forum for military and civilian flight demonstrations, create a friendly environment for military recruiting, involve community support to the maximum and give favorable exposure to the Punta Gorda Airport as a major local economic asset.

The organization is a 501(c) 4 Florida “not for profit” corporation and no one is paid, so income from gate receipts, sponsors and other income producing events goes to putting on the yearly Air Show. Monies in excess of this requirement are distributed to local working charities, which directly support the Show, in a yearly event attended by the recipients. To date, the Air Show has distributed $2.9 million to southwest Florida working charities.

This year's performers will include: 
Fighter Jets MiG-17F 
Curtis P-40 Warhawk
Precision Exotics Exotic Automobiles
Mohawk Airshows US Army OV-1 Mohawk
Redline Airshows RV-8 Aerobatic Demonstration Team
Don Stamp's "Warbird Review"
CAF Red Tail Squadron
Lil Devil BD-5 Micro Jet
Vampire Airshows de Havilland DH-115
Jerry McCart - "Homewrecker" Jet Truck

For Additional Information Visit the FIA Website at: https://floridaairshow.com 

October 20 - October 21, 2017
George T. Lewis Airport (KCDK) - Cedar Key, FL
49th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

This event takes place in the City Park and all along Second Street every year since 1969!  It is held from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day. There is a parade on Saturday morning.  You can feast on local seafood in the park and shop 'till you drop with over 200 arts and crafts exhibits. 

Shuttle boats are available at City Marina for the open house at the Seahorse Key Lighthouse. This weekend is one of only three that the lighthouse is open to the general public.

For More Information Visit the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce website at: http://www.cedarkey.org 

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06) - Arcadia, FL
Friends of Arcadia Airport Fly-In Breakfast

Friends of Arcadia Airport, Inc. resumes their pancake breakfasts beginning October 20, 2018! Come on out and enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and O.J. for only a $6 donation. Funds support Aviation City the fly-in/camp-out center @ X06.  Pilots that fly-in and do a touch and go will get a free breakfast.

For Additional Information Visit the FoAA Website at: https://foaa.us

Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27, 2018
Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA) - Gulf Shores, AL
AOPA Regional Fly-In

If you've attended an AOPA regional fly-in in the past you know its a great opportunity to learn, meet other aviators and check out the latest in aircraft and hardware.  The closest Southeast fly-in for us Floridians will be held in Gulf Shores, AL on October 26th and 27th.  For more information on the event, checkout the AOPA event website at:
https://www.aopa.org/community/events/aopa-fly-ins/2018-aopa-fly-ins/gulf-shores

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Fying W Air Ranch (9FL1) - Bushnell, FL
Flying Foolz (EAA Chapter 1489) Breakfast Fly-in

Join the Flying Foolz for  another one of their fantastic breakfast fly-ins on Saturday, October 27th, 2018.  The event will from from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Breakfast will include eggs, sausage, pancakes (regular and gluten-free), grits, fresh fruit, yogurt, orange juice, and coffee. This is a great opportunity to spend time with some great aviators and operate on one of the nicest turf airfields in the area. Pilots are requested to  announce intentions and position on CTAF 123.0.

For Additional Information Contact:
Steph Bensinger
Tel.: 352-235-9598
Email: foolzinfo@flyingfoolz.org
Or visit the Flying Foolz Website at:http://flyingfoolz.org

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Bob White Field (X61) -  Zellwood, FL
The 2018 Annual Bob White Field Fly-In

It's time once again for the Annual Bob White Field Fly In!  One of Central Florida's best attended fly-in events of the season, Bob White Field welcomes all types of aircraft from ultra-lights to warbirds!  The field will be open for event from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM and lunch will be available.  Like many pilots, you may want to consider having breakfast with the Flying Foolz and then hopping over to X61 for lunch.

For Additional Information, visit the Bob White Facebook Page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Bobwhitefieldairport 

Saturday, November 3, 87
Love Field (97FL) - Weirsdale, FL
EAA Chapter 1236 Love's Landing Annual RV Fly-In

Join EAA Chapter 1236 for their annual RV Fly In at Love’s Landing on November 3, 2018.  There is a great Bar-B-Q meal at Noon!  If you're an early bird, enjoy coffee and doughnuts!. Lunch features Pork BBQ, great hamburgers, hotdogs, all the fixin's and dessert.  Drinks included.

This is a well attended event typically with over 150 aircraft flying in.  There are lots of homebuilt, antiques and classics to see. 

Unless there are very strong winds favoring Runway 9/27 the east-west runway will be closed.  The traffic pattern used at Love Field is a standard left hand pattern, 1,300 feet AGL. The common traffic advisory frequency is 122.9. Listen and report when near the airport.

For additional information visit the Chapter Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/EAA1236/

Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
Homestead Air Reserve Base (KHST) - Homestead, FL
Wings Over Homestead Airshow

If you are in Southern Florida, join the USAF's 482nd Fighter Wing for the 2018 Wings over Homestead Airshow featuring the Thunderbirds!  Joining the Thunderbirds will be the US Army's Golden Knights parachute team and a host of other aircraft, including everything from biplanes to supersonic jets to rocket cars. 

In addition to the performing aircraft, many other warbirds, classic and vintage aircraft, along with military vehicles and aviation-related items will be on static display for up-close viewing by the public. Numerous food, beverage and memorabilia vendors will also be on hand to make the experience even more enjoyable.

General aviation pilots please note this is a drive in event only.  Please consider landing at Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51) and using Uber or other ride share service.

For Additional Information Visit the Event Website at:
http://www.wingsoverhomesteadarb.com

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Flagler Executive Airport (KFIN) - Palm Coast, FL
Freedom Fest

Join the Flagler Executive Airport community for Freedom Fest 2018.  Planned events include:
  • Aircraft & military displays
  • Formation demonstrations all day
  • Kids Zone, public plane & helicopter rides
  • Vendors and food court
  • Non-stop live entertainment featuring CCR Tribute & Special Guest David Ball
  • Patriotic Salute to America an our Military Veterans
  • Fireworks Spectacular at 9:00 PM!
Gates open at 10:00 AM and admission is free!

For Additional Information Visit the Event Website at: http://freedomfestflagler.com/

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06) - Arcadia, FL
Friends of Arcadia Airport Fly-In Breakfast

Come on out and enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and O.J. for only a $6 donation. Funds support Aviation City the fly-in/camp-out center @ X06.  Pilots that fly-in and do a touch and go will get a free breakfast.

For Additional Information Visit the FoAA Website at: https://foaa.us

December 7, 2018 - December 9, 2018
Lakeland Linder Regional airport (KLAL) - Lakeland, FL
1st Annual Great Southern Warbird Invitational Fly-In

Reserve the date for the first annual Great Southern Warbird Invitational Fly In for the second weekend of December.  We are inviting all Warbird operators to a gathering at Lakeland (KLAL) Dec 7 – 9 2018 for a weekend of Fun, Fellowship, and Flying.
 
The event will be the South's premiere "meet and greet" for Warbird operators and owners from all Warbird Organizations (NATA, the RPA, T-34s, FL Warbird SQ, unaffiliated, etc.) from all across the Great Southern States.  Any and all Warbirds are welcome whether you belong to a group or not, fly formation or not... doesn’t matter, come and enjoy. 

We’ll start the day with the obligatory briefing, then we’ll fly for those who want to take to the air.  Following the morning's missions , we’ll have a catered lunch, then fly some more.  We’ll close out the day with a Hangar Dinner with entertainment and something special (A surprise to be revealed then!).  All proceeds will go to benefit a Veteran’s Organization.

Enjoy fun, fellowship, flying with ole friends and have an opportunity to make new friends from across the Great South Warbird community.  

For Additional Information Contact:
Jim "Zack" Olzacki
Director, Warbirds of America
President/Commander EAA Warbird Squadron 24
Email: warbirdzack@aol.com

Jon “Saber” Blake
Director, Southeastern Region Red Star Pilots Association
Email: jblake207@comcast.net

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06) - Arcadia, FL
Friends of Arcadia Airport Fly-In Breakfast

Come on out and enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and O.J. for only a $6 donation. Funds support Aviation City the fly-in/camp-out center @ X06.  Pilots that fly-in and do a touch and go will get a free breakfast.

For Additional Information Visit the FoAA Website at: https://foaa.us

EAA Webinars Available

The EAA offers some excellent online courses that cover a wide variety of homebuilding, maintenance and operational issues.  If you haven't attended one of these online events give it a try, they are free and well worth the time. 

August Webinars


Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

8/22/18

8:00 PM

Plan, Fly and Log With iFlightPlanner
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit. 

Andy Matthews

 

Electronic flight bag (EFB), iFlightPlanner's, co-founder, Andy Matthews, reviews the usage, intuitive flight planning features and two-way sync capabilities of iFlightPlanner.com and iFlightPlanner for iPad. This webinar will cover digital charts and high resolution weather imagery, certified weather briefs, integrated weight and balance calculations, and ICAO flight plan filing. In addition, Andy will discuss how EAA members can receive a great discount on this powerful integrated EFB.

8/28/18

8:00 PM

Your First Aerobatic Plane
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit. 

Jim Bourke

 

Jim Bourke from the International Aerobatic Club will discuss considerations in choosing the right aerobatic plane for you. His presentation will include answers to this common question: What is a good aerobatic aircraft to step into that won't be too limiting or boring too quickly, but also not too overwhelming to start in? Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

9/5/18

9:00 PM

Inside the Crankcase
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit. 

Mike Busch

 

The crankcase of your piston aircraft engine contains the crankshaft, camshaft, connecting rods, bearings, gears, and other components that are collectively referred to as the "bottom end" of the engine. It's bad news if something goes wrong with any of these bottom-end components, because it's usually necessary to remove the engine from the aircraft and "split the case" to gain access, and that can get expensive. Mike Busch takes you for a guided tour of what's inside the case. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

9/12/18

8:00 PM

VFR Navigation: Three Keys to the Kingdom
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit. 

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

During the course of their cross-country training, student pilots learn to navigate from point A to point B by three primary methods: pilotage, dead reckoning, and navaids. In this WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program qualifying webinar, CFI Prof. H. Paul Shuch will lead you through the steps of planning and executing a cross-country flight employing all three methods.

9/19/18

8:00 PM

Pass Your Checkride
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit. 

Larry Bothe

 

Larry Bothe will help you prepare for and pass your checkride. Take control of the process and learn how to get ready and keep the examiner happy. Proper administration is as important as knowledge and skill. As a designated pilot examiner, Larry has administered over 1,000 checkrides. He will review common mistakes in both the oral and flying portions and how to avoid them.

10/3/18

9:00 PM           

Turbocharging Systems
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit. 

Mike Busch

 

The job of a turbocharging system is to fool the engine into thinking it's at sea level even when you're flying at flight level 180. Mike Busch explains how turbosystems work and explores their pros and cons. Then, he describes what happens when turbochargers fail in flight, and why pilots frequently turn what should be a minor mechanical issue into a serious, even life-threatening emergency by doing precisely the wrong thing. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

FAA Safety Programs

The FAA's Safety Team (FAAST) produces and delivers a wide range of safety related training programs.  These take a number of forms including live presentations at local airports as well as internet based webinars and audio conferences.  The latest offerings from the FAA can be found below.

Saturday, August 18, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Sebring Regional Airport (KSEF) - Sebring, FL
"Fueling/Defueling of GA and LSA Carbon Fiber Aircraft"

Fuel Safety during Fueling/De-fueling, with Emphasis on Carbon Fiber Aircraft.
This 2-hour presentation will discuss the latest safety head's up regarding fueling/defueling of general aviation and LSA carbon fiber aircraft.  The common mistakes and tips for the process of fueling and de-fueling will be discussed in detail.  Focus will be on carbon fiber and fiber glass LSA aircraft.  The seminar will be held at:

Sebring Regional Airport
128 Authority Lane
FBO
Sebring, FL 33870

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Advanced Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit
Master Knowledge 2 - ½ Credit
Basic Knowledge 3 - ½ Credit

For Additional Event Information Visit the Event Site at: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=84826

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:00 PM EDT
Webinar: How NOT to Fly into Class B Airspace!

Class B Airspace Incursions

Airspace incursions are on the rise, especially around the Class B Airspace. We are all taught about Class B airspace and the requirements to enter it. However, very few are taught how to fly in the vicinity of complex airspace and not inadvertently enter it. Learn more about why pilots are fumbling into the airspace and what you can do to prevent becoming a "fumbling" pilot.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:

Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Leesburg Airport (KLEE) - Leesburg, FL
"Emergencies - Sooner or Later - How Best to Handle Them"

There are Those That Have Had an Emergency, and Those Who Will. Know What to Expect and What Not to Expect.
When an emergency happens, know what to expect and how to best resolve the emergency in the best and safest way. We will discuss ways to mitigate emergency situations and how best to prepare for a 'Startle' event.

This presentation will be held at:
8807 Airport Blvd
Administration Bldg.
Leesburg, FL 34788

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 2 - 1 Credit
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

To view further details and registration information for this seminar, click HERE

Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:00 AM EDT
"Best Tips Tricks and Sites for Self-Briefing"

Topic: Tricks, Tips and Best Sites for Conducting a Safe Self Briefing.
In this 60 minute webinar, aviation weather expert Delia will discuss the great new tools to identify potentially hazardous weather. Topics to be covered include:
  • What is a “Legal” Briefing? 
  • 4 Features of 1800wxbrief you may not know about 
  • The GFA – Graphical Forecast for aviation 
  • Tips for assessing unforecast severe weather 
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs:
Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit
Advanced Knowledge 1 - 1 Credit

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If  you've never flown into the EAA's AirVenture this video of arrivals from AirVenture 2018 will give you an idea of the approach procedures and sheer volume of traffic.  Looks like fun!

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On August 16–17 1989 Qantas’ first Boeing 747-438 Longreach airliner, VH-OJA, City of Canberra, established a new Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record for Distance ¹ and World Record for Speed Over a Recognized Course of 10,587.54 miles at an average speed of 525.42 miles per hour. The flight’s duration was 20 hours, 9 minutes, 5 seconds. 

Starting in October of this year, the longest commercial non-stop flights will be conducted by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Newark, NJ.  The flights will be make with SIA's brand new Airbus A350-900 ULR widebody airliners.  The non-stop 9,521 mile journey is estimated to take 19 hours.

Sale & Swap

For Sale: 1972 Nanchang CJ-6A N92863

This CJ-6A is regularly flown and meticulously maintained.  Same owner for the last 21 years.  Aircraft is based at the Wings Over Miami Museum in Miami, FL
 

Total Time Airframe:  4750 hours
Engine:  Upgraded to the M-14P Radial, 360HP.  Total time Engine: 875 hours since factory new
Propeller:  Whirlwind, GEN II, 3 Bladed, 102” Diameter – All composite (Carbon Fiber), Constant Speed with McCauley Aerobatic Hub and Carbon Fiber Custom Spinner. Total time since overhaul: 76.5 hrs
Paint:  Imron Polyurethane, current condition 7/10
Hooker 5 point harness set
Control surfaces completely redone using Ceconite fabric
Automotive Ignition system installed
Generator replaced with a B&C 35 amp. Alternator and Regulator (saving 20lbs)
Old Radios removed – radio rack converted to a fully lined Luggage Compartment
Old ADF receiver removed, converted to a mounting shelf for Battery and Strobes pack
Aircraft battery moved aft and mounted on ADF rack (balancing CG)
Gel Cell sealed batteries
Old Radios/ADF removal saved a net of 140lbs (!)
Nav. lights
Whelen Strobe Lights installed
ICOM Radio
Narco AT50 Transponder with Altitude Encoder
Garmin 95 portable GPS, mounted
ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter)
Complete Canopy glass replaced with tinted set.
Front Cockpit Slider canopy replaced with a Malcolm Hood (Bubble) 
Stock control stick grip replaced with Meteor Jet grip with built-in Parking Brake
Brake Drums inner surfaces Hard Chromed
Pneumatic system water Filter cylinder replaced with Stainless steel.
Wing walk .060 reinforcing doubler installed
Engine Oil Cooler flushed and inspected
Engine main oil lines replaced with Aeroquip 303 stainless steel braded reinforced hoses
Oil Filter system added using Champion 48109 oil filter
Spectro-oil Analysis performed regularly
Engine Chip Detector with cockpit panel light installed
Engine Intake tubes drain system with drain valve installed

Asking $95,000

For additional information please contact:
Sam Sax, Owner
Tel.: 305-215-5599 

Tools from the Estate of John Moll 

  • Ohio Forge Model 644-153 10 in. Miter Saw w/stand (Year 1986)  $60.00
  • Dayton Alternator Model 1W832A (9HP 4-cycle Briggs & Stratton engine)  $150.00
  • Transmatic Riding Mower Model 5289-3800 (very old; maybe parts only)   FREE
  • Mastercut Electric Mower Model UR401 (4019) – no booklet  $50.00
  • Belsaw Planer Model 9103  $500 Firm
  • South Bend Electric Metal Lathe Model C9W, Cat. # 415-YC  $900.00
  • Sears 2-cylinder Air Compressor + 2 tanks Model 106-175541  $100.00
  • Craftsman Electric Hand Saw Model 315.27782  $50.00
  • Remington Electric Chain Saw (older) Model 107624-01  $25.00
  • Remington Electric Pole Saw Model RPS2N1  $25.00
  • Black & Decker Angle Grinder (4.5 in.) Model 4247  $25.00
  • Craftsman Electric Weedwacker ($42 new) Model 358.799070   $15.00
  • Corona Extension Tree Pruner 14-foot ($43 new)  $15.00
  • Craftsman Sabre Saw Model 315.27700  $15.00
For Additional Information Please Contact:
Rachel Moll
Tel: 813-928-0553
Email: mollrb95@outlook.com

Experimental Aero DRDT-2 Deep Reach Dimpling Tool - $225.00


Now dimpling is consistent, easy, safe, less fatiguing and noise free. The experimental aircraft builder can now achieve commercial quality results in their own shop. Dimple at anytime day or night without disturbing your family or neighbors. Thousands of DRDT-2 in the field helping builders for the past 10 years.

The DRDT-2 is a welded steel c-frame rivet dimpler. It replaces the common impact c-frame rivet dimplers of the past. With its sample mechanical advantage, dimpling is fast, easy, noise free, less fatiguing and safe on the skins. With a fully adjustable die holder you can achieve consistent and accurate dimples**. The DRDT-2 incorporates a new low force spring return system that prevents skin damage from the accidental release of the handle without increasing the force required to dimple. 22" throat depth allows dimpling of up to 44" wide sheets. The relief under the lower frame member provides dimpling access to spars, ribs, leading edge skins. Designed and analyzed using state of the art engineering tools the DRDT-2 can handle all your dimpling needs on your project.

The DRDT-2 is painted with an industrial powder coat giving one of the toughest finishes available. The -2 comes ready to dimple (minor assembly required) or can be purchased as a Front End Kit and the builder can construct the frame* to the frame fabrication drawings provided (frame structural steel not provided with Front End Kit).

*Steel sections can be purchased locally either through steel scrap yards or excess material from steel fabricators. The frame can be fabricated by a local steel fabricator or by the builder themselves. Basic welding skills and tools required (or at least a friend with them). **Dimple dies not included

Operational Note: The DRDT-2 weighs approximately 55 lbs and should be clamped securely to a sturdy work surface.

Specifications:
Weight: 60 lbs
Size: 28"X16"X3"
Capacity: Up to 22" depth
Gap: 4"
Skin Thickness: Up to 0.040" Aluminum
Dimple Dies: 3/16" shank diameter (Aircraft Industry Standard)**
Contact: Les Johnson
Tel.: 813-495-7794
Email: leslie.johnson@nm.com


Hands Free Aircraft Riveting System - $1,500

  • 22" 1/1/2" Steel C-Frame
  • Numatx 3340 Pressure Intensifier
  • Numatx 3060 C-Squeezer
  • UCell FV420 Foot Valve
  • CoilHose Pneumatics 50014 In-line Lubricator
  • CoilHose Pneumatics Economy Pressure Regulator
  • Misc. hoses, tubing, quick disconnects
Contact: Les Johnson
Tel.: 813-495-7794
Email: leslie.johnson@nm.com


AtlasCopco RRH04P-12-TS Pneumatic Riveting Hammer - $650

  • Vibration damped
  • Versatile - the RRH can shoot rivets up to 5mm in diameter
  • Adjustable hand guard
  • Adjustable power
Contact: Les Johnson
Tel.: 813-495-7794
Email: leslie.johnson@nm.com
 

AtlasCopco RRH06P-12-TS Pneumatic Riveting Hammer - $650

  • Vibration damped
  • Versatile - the RRH can shoot rivets up to 7mm in diameter
  • Adjustable hand guard
  • Adjustable power
Contact: Les Johnson
Tel.: 813-495-7794
Email: leslie.johnson@nm.com


Air Capital Right Angle Drill Kit - No. 65006 - $165


The highlight of this durable drill is that the 1 inch head means you can work in tight spots. A high precision, powerful, durable drill at a great price. Kit includes 15 standard 1/4"-28 threaded, hardened cobalt bits: 3/32", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16" & 1/4" each in Stubby, Short and Long.
  • Model ACAT90DC
  • RPM: 2,800
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs.
  • Length: 10 1/4"
  • Uses 1/4"-28 Threaded Bits
Contact: Les Johnson
Tel.: 813-495-7794
Email: leslie.johnson@nm.com
 

Dynabrade 40320 Dynafile II Abrasive Belt Tool - $260

  • 0.5 hp, 7 Degree Offset, 20,000 RPM, Front Exhaust
  • For 1/4"-3/4" W x 18" L (6-19 mm x 457 mm) Belts
  • Grind, deburr, blend and polish
  • Use on metal, plastic, fiberglass, composites, rubber, glass and more
  • Grind from contact wheel or platen pad; finish and polish using slack of belt
  • Tool includes 11206 Contact Arm for 3/4" wide x 18" long abrasive belts.
  • Lightweight, ergonomic 7 degree offset design.
  • Grinding head pivots 360 degrees for securing in most efficient position.
  • Belt guard easily detaches for quick abrasive change.
  • Simple belt tracking adjustment knob.
Contact: Les Johnson
Tel.: 813-495-7794
Email: leslie.johnson@nm.com

On Field Restaurants

Bartow (KBOW) - Nini's Landings
Deland (KDED) - Airport Restaurant & Gin Mill
Deland (KDED) - The Perfect Spot Restaurant
Ft. Pierce (KFPR) - Airport Tiki
Lake City (KLCQ) – The Landing {superior buffet}
Lakeland (KLAL) - Hallback's Restaurant
New Smyrna (KEVB) - Lost Lagoon Wings & Grill
New Smyrna Beach (KEVB) - Air Gate Cafe
Ocala (KOCF) - Tailwinds Cafe
Okeechobee (KOBE) - The Landing Strip Café
Palm Coast (KFIL) - Hijackers Restaurant
Punta Gorda (KPGD) - SkyView Café
Sebring (KSEF) - JR's Runway Cafe
St. Augustine (KSGJ) - Fly By Café
St. Pete/Albert Whitted (KSPG) – The Hangar
Tampa North (X39) - Happy Hangar Café
Venice (KVNC) - Suncoast Café; Sharkey's
Vero Beach (KVRB) - C.J. Cannon's Restaurant
Williston (X60) - Pyper Kub Café
Winter Haven (KGIF) - Flightline Cafe

Aviation Event Websites

www.placestofly.com
www.funplacestofly.com
www.flyins.com
www.socialflight.com
www.aerovents.com

Weather & Flight Planning Resources


NOAA Aviation Weather Center
http://www.aviationweather.gov/adds

Computer Sciences Corp. DUATS
http://www.duats.com/

AOPA Flight Planning Resources
http://www.aopa.org/Flight-Planning

Intellicast
http://www.intellicast.com/

SkyVector
http://www.skyvector.com

AirNav
http://www.airnav.com

Windyty
http://www.windyty.com
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