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What will 2019 bring us?

Dec 14, 2018  

Remote Tower All this talk about getting a remote tower comes to a head in a few months, as our combination mobile tower / remote tower begins operating sometime in Spring 2019. While the remote tower is being tested and certified, we’ll have a mobile tower sited between the commercial ramp and Taxiway A. Initially, we’ll be controlled from the […]

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Santa’s last Christmas

Dec 14, 2018  

A soft rap at the door went unanswered. The rap came again, this time more insistent. Still no answer. Rapping even harder, the third time got an answer. “Go away!” the voice said. Murray opened the door a crack and peeked his head inside. “No!” repeated the big booming voice. Murray entered the room and watched as the big bodied […]

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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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