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Life as a Corp Pilot

Sep 18, 2018  

Brendon Whitman works for Blue Ocean and spoke at the last refresher course. He works with Jason Kopp, who was unable to be there to give the talk. Brendon grew up in Wellington, Co. on his parents farm. They had about 1,000 acres of alfalfa and corn. Every summer the crop dusters would come by and he thought that was […]

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Jer Eberhard

Sep 18, 2018  

Jer/ had his first airplane ride on his 7th birthday. The neighbor was taking his 13 year old son to the airport and invited Jer/ to go along. So he and his dad took a 15 minute flight in a Piper Pacer. “It was the neatest thing he had ever done!” he says excitedly. From that point on he knew […]

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Bob Bunderson

Jul 10, 2018  

Bob Bunderson of Berthoud has been flying out of FNL for 30 years. He spent 20 years in the Navy 20, 10 years on shore duty and 10 at sea. When you are at sea duty you are subject to deployment, on land you are just there. Most of his shore duty time was spent in training or training commands […]

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Vance Brand

Jul 10, 2018  

When Vance Brand was 4 or 5 he took his first flight in an old Ford Trimotor, taking off from a stubble field. He smiled as he said, “Probably half of you don’t even know what that is. Things like that make an impression on a young kid, you know.” His manor was soft and gentle, always a smile hidden […]

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The latest on ADS-B

Jun 22, 2018  

Jerry gave an update on ADS-B. He stated that of the 51,882 total airplanes completed with updates, GA makes up 49,941 of that number. Air carriers are at roughly 2,000. there is no way they will be able to make the deadline. Shops are currently 2-9 months out. He believes that the FAA will extend the deadline for commercial airlines […]

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