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METAR Remarks

Oct 3, 2018  

Typically I ignore everything after RMK (Remarks) in a METAR, because I haven’t learned what they mean (did you know that METAR stands for MEteorological Terminal Aviation Routine Weather Report?  Me neither…).  But our AWOS shows some additional codes every three hours, and I got curious, so I’ll share what I’ve found. Here’s our recent METAR: KFNL 031156Z AUTO 06006KT 10SM BKN100 15/08 […]

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Jay Turnbull receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Oct 1, 2018  

At the beginning of the pilot refresher meeting on September 27, Brian Richardson and Eric Thomas of the FAA presented The Flying School chief pilot James (Jay) Turnbull with the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot award.  This is presented to pilots with fifty years or more of civil and military flying experience.  Here is Jay’s biography as related by Brian. […]

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September Town Hall Meeting synopsis

Sep 30, 2018  

FNL Pilots Association hosted a Town Hall on September 27, 2018. We got to hear from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Northwest Mountain Regional Manager Warren Hendrickson, Colorado Division of Aeronautics Director David Ulane, and Northern Colorado Regional Airport Director Jason Licon. Warren Hendrickson, AOPA Warren is responsible for airport support and state advocacy for AOPA in seven states: […]

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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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