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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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15 Nov

November 2018 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

Taxiing an airplane seems like a mundane topic, but during the winter time, it requiresspecial attention. Keep the following tips in mind during the cold (and warm months!) If you’ve noticed the ice buildup in the taxiways at Millard, you’ll notice thattaxiing the plane to proper runways can be slippery. Keep your taxi speed veryslow, […]

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18 Oct

October 2018 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

With the beautiful flying weather that USUALLY exists in the fall (although ours has been pretty bizarre as of late!), it’s also a great time to do some night flying and also practice night landings and procedures. Make sure you are night qualified (three takeoffs and landings TO A FULL STOP). I flew for the […]

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20 Sep

September 2018 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

This month, I decided that it would be beneficial for club members to hear from one of our members, Dan Wilkey, who recently experienced full electrical failure in the Bonanza and how he handled the situation. I appreciate Dan sharing his experience, what he learned, and what he’d do differently. Dan did a great job […]

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16 Aug

August 2018 Safety Corner

  • In: Aviation Safety Corner

Although accidents overall have decreased, we still have accidents each year that result from fuel exhaustion, fuel starvation and fuel contamination. This always boggles my mind because these are certainly easy remedies. We’ve seen some incidents of this around MLE. According to the latest AOPA report, there have been more than 1,500 accidents in the […]

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