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Third Class Medical Reform

Nov 30, 2016  

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Congress finally passed third class medical reform into law last July.  They gave the FAA one year to implement the law. The latest FAAST Blast from the FAA includes this paragraph, entitled FAA Making Progress on New Pilot Medical Qualifications: The FAA is working to implement Section 2307 of […]

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Sorry, no FNL Pilots Association Christmas Party this year

Nov 30, 2016  

In years past we held our Christmas party in the modular terminal building, but that’s now occupied by Greenride. Last year we co-hosted the party with EAA Chapter 515 at Rick Raez’s home.  But this year we weren’t able to secure a spot. EAA Chapter 515 and jetCenter have sent out invitations and are hosting their own holiday gatherings — […]

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Airport Emergency Drill

Nov 30, 2016  

As a part of the Federal regulations to keep our airport’s Operating Certificate, FNL is required to perform an annual review of their emergency response. This includes everything from snow and ice removal to emergency training. Usually they create an event and with the help of a table top unit, they work through how to solve the problem, but every […]

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IMC Club

Oct 30, 2016  

Last Spring, a pilot friend flew down to Centennial Airport to attend an “IMC Club” meeting put on by Independence Aviation.  He enjoyed it very much, and told me he thought it would be great if we could create such a club at FNL. The idea of the IMC Club is to present a scenario of something going awry during […]

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View from the right seat

Oct 30, 2016  

So I’m perusing the internet looking for something for my next article when I see something pop up about a skydiving record being set in Longmont. Odd that I hadn’t heard anything about it. Once I clicked on it, it all made sense. Seems the record was set in 2011. Sixty nine sky jumpers from all over the world linked […]

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