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16 Jul

July 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

Experienced pilots are, for the most part, a pretty confident group. They believe their flying skills, judgment, enthusiasm, and professional attitude toward aviation will always carry them safely to a positive outcome on every flight. However, even experienced pilots have made plenty of mistakes – luckily without major consequences. What about air traffic controllers? We’ve […]

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18 Jun

June 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

The FAA is still hot and heavy when it comes to educating general aviation pilots on Airport Operations. With increases in air traffic, there has also been an increase in surface operation incidents and incursions at airports throughout the country – large and small. Currently there are three runway/taxiway incursions per day. That’s over 80 […]

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21 May

May 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

With summer soon upon us, I’ve noticed more and more club members getting into the planes and dusting off some rust. As I’ve flown with many of you to shake out the cobwebs, I’ve also noticed a real apprehension about entering controlled airspace, communicating to TRACON (Omaha Approach Control) and also to Eppley or Lincoln […]

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20 Apr

April 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

Now that spring is in full swing, I’m sure many of our members want to sharpen theirskills – particularly landing skills. Here are some general tips on shaking the rust offyour landings: 1. Before launching, go over a mental checklist of the pattern in order to completea STABLIZED APPROACH TO LANDING. The checklist should includepower […]

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20 Mar

March 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

APRIL SAFETY CORNER Night Flying – Now that the weather is loosening up a little and daylight saving time has kicked in, you’ll all probably want to get out and get some flying done. Consider doing some night flying to sharpen your skills. If it’s been a while, consider calling an instructor to help you […]

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18 Mar

Safety Corner Tid-Bits – Backup Vacuum?

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

Here’s a few extra safety items that I think are pertinent about our planes and club. We’ve had a few maintenance issues with the planes lately, including losing the vacuum system in our Piper Arrow PA 28R-201. This obviously is a critical part of our plane, especially if our members are flying in instrument conditions. […]

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17 Mar

Safety Corner Tid-Bits .. Relief Efforts

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

It’s been so awesome to see our club members take part in the flood relief efforts this past week. I think everyone who took part had a very satisfying experience helping the residents of Fremont through this very tough time. While observing the whole process, a few safety concerns came up that many of our […]

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21 Feb

February 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

According to the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Safety Institute, general aviation has AGAIN had a record setting year seeing a decrease in the overall and fatal accident rates – based on the 27th annual Nall Safety Report. Interestingly, the overall number of accidents increased the past year but the accident rate – based […]

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17 Jan

January 2019 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

As winter gets further underway a reoccurring topic that comes up is taxiing an airplane during winter time. It requires special attention. So for a quick refresher here are some tips to keep in mind during the cold (and yes they apply to the warm months too!) If you’ve noticed the ice buildup in the […]

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20 Dec

December 2018 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

COLD WEATHER PROCEDURES: Do not fly any of the planes if the outside GROUND temperature is less than 5 degrees Fahrenheit (I think Oracle may have the same policy as Jack had which was a 20 degree limit) Make sure the winterization kit is on the Arrow when temps are consistently below freezing. PLUG IN […]

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