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Flying in Severe Weather

May 20, 2019  

Severe weather is described as either an inch or greater hail and 50 knots or greater wind gusts. One old texts say ¾ inch but in recent years it was changed to 1 inch. What does it take to build a thunder storm? 1. Unstable atmosphere. 2. Moist atmosphere (clouds) 3. Lifting mechanism (continental divide, fronts, thermals) The life cycle […]

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“Stop Buzzer”

May 8, 2019  

I was participating in a discussion with other pilots about GPS jamming, and someone commented that there’s a way to get the military to stop the jamming if it is affecting your flight.  Just say Stop Buzzer on the radio. I experienced a jamming event in 2017 on my way back from California.  From Wells, NV (KLWL) all the way […]

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April 30: Water Board Open House

Apr 14, 2019  

As you know, there is a shortage of hangars at our airport.  One significant policy is inhibiting new construction. Each hangar building is required by the building code to have a bathroom.  Each bathroom requires a water tap.  The water tap is prohibitively expensive because the Water Board requires purchase of an acre-foot of water per year for each new […]

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Why we fly and the places we should go

Apr 11, 2019  

Why we fly? According to Bill Standefer, and I’m sure everyone here, … because it’s fun! Where we fly? Sometimes we forget there are some pretty cool places out there that can be broken down into 3 categories. Places you can go in a day, places you can go for a weekend and those that are longer trips. Some of […]

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Bill Standerfer

Mar 21, 2019  

Bill Standerfer Bill has been flying almost 50 years having gotten his first certificate in 1970 at Jeffco in a brand new Cherokee 140. He started in May, soloed at 8 hours and got his certificate at 37-38 hours later that August. When asked how he got into aviation he said one day a friend of his came up to […]

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