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Steve Dillman and the fire fighting helicopter

Nov 21, 2018  

Steve Dillman is the pilot and has worked for Helicopter Transport Services for 3 years. He started taking lessons in the summer of 62 and paid for his lessons by hauling hay and setting irrigation pipes. He also worked at a service station at night. He worked for an air taxi outfit flying F77 Tiger on fire work in 63-64-65. […]

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Skew T Log P

Nov 21, 2018  

Skew T 1. What is a skew T diagram? 2. Where does the data come from? 3. How do we use it? The lapse rate is the way the temperature changes as we go up and down in altitude. There are a variety of ways to look at that. One way is to look at the Environmental Lapse Rate, The ELR […]

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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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