for July, 2011
We have a new fledgling! Congratulations to Inga Huang who soloed Citabria 1806G on a beautiful late afternoon with CFI Mark Guerrero supervising from the ground. Well done Inga.
Another pilot joins the ranks of those who drag their tail! Congratulations to Steve Rank who earned his tailwheel endorsement with AeroDynamic CFI Jim Grant. Well done both.
Congratulations to Pierluigi Rolando who earned his tailwheel endorsement in our Aeronca Champ, N2791E. He did his flight training with AeroDynamic CFI Daniel Most.
Well done Pierluigi!
Congratulations to JP Libert who soled his family’s Aeronca Champ after earning his tailwheel endorsement with AeroDynamic CFI Daniel Most.
Well done JP!
First fledgling of July! On a warm July day, Derek Allen took his first solo flight under the careful supervision of AeroDynamic CFI Sergey Sinyachkin. Derek is training with Erik Schmidt, and Sergey stepped in when Erik had to go on a trip. We have videos of both the takeoff and landing. Here’s the takeoff:
And here we have the landing:
Congratulations to Derek and his CFIs Sergey and Erik.
NOTAM Changes in Effect June 30
Beginning June 30, you may notice a few new changes with NOTAMS. In an effort to promote global consistency, the FAA is adopting several format changes to make NOTAMS more ICAO-compliant. As the new Federal NOTAM System (FNS) policy is developed, software changes are being made in the U.S. NOTAM System to enable a smoother transition to the FNS.
Among the changes to be expected are: the keyword RAMP will be replaced with APRON; keywords ODP, SID, STAR, CHART, DATA, IAP, VFP, ROUTE, and SPECIAL will be added; NOTAMS relating to SIDs, graphic ODPs, and STARs will be issued as Flight Data Center (FDC) NOTAMS; and components of an ILS in a NOTAM will be distinguished by preceding the component with “ILS” followed by “RWY” and the runway number. For a full list of the changes, see the FAA notice at www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Notice/N7930.91.pdf.
NOTAMS will be given to you by a live briefer, also DUATS, and they can always be accessed on: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/
Also, be sure to check out the article “Change is in the Air” from the May/June 2011 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which takes a closer look at the ongoing efforts to modernize and make NOTAMs easier to use.
Congratulations to Loree Hirschman who added tailwheel skills to her repertoire. Loree was a Naval Aviator, flying F-18s and S-3s off carriers in the Persian Gulf, and then switched to civilian life, but she still loves flying and being a pilot. We are delighted that she chose us to get her tailwheel training.
Loree also has her own Web site and check out also Youtube for some videos of flying in the Gulf. That’s her in the S-3 waving on the F-18 driver.