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Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:33 pm

I am going to start a new topic and add various tidbits from time to time.

Here is my first (of many) tidbits:

These are some Codes that can be entered into the aircraft "Transponder".

1200 VFR
Whenever your Transponder transmits code 1200, you appear on the Radar Screen just like ever other aircraft who is flying VFR. However, if the tower requests that you "ident", your blip on the Radar Screen will be highlighed for a short time allowing the ATC staff to distinguish you from other VFR flights who are squawking 1200.

ATC will assign you a "unique" Transponder Code if you are departing their airspace, arriving into their airspace, passing through their airspace, have filed a Flight Plan, have requested Flight Following, etc.

EMERGENCY SQUAWK CODES
7500 Hijack
7600 Lost Radio Communications
7700 Emergency
7777 Military Interceptor Code

Note:
Whenever entering a new Transponder code, never turn (up or down) past the number "7" in the first digit because you may make somebody very nervous. Yes, I understand that many aircraft have Transponder buttons instead of knobs---however, you get the point!
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:24 pm

How many of you know where we got the verbage "Tail Dragger"?

Here is an extract from the February 2011 issue of Flight Training Magazine (AOPA).

Since everyone wanted to watch the miracle of flight unfold, the pioneer aviators found that horseracing tracks (with grandstands) such as New York’s Belmont Park made great airports. Mostly the grassy center of those racetracks, again, so they could take off and land directly into the prevailing wind. Because the fields were paved in grass, and brakes were too heavy, pioneer designs incorporated tail skids to dig into the sod and drag the airplane to a crawl. Yeah, that’s why they call them “taildraggers.”

For those out there who have not yet taken advantage of the offer that I have posted many times for a FREE trial membership to AOPA, here is another chance. No, you do not have to be a Student Pilot to take advantage of this fantastic offer. (Shame on you if you have missed this offer!).

https://flighttraining.aopa.org/apps/st ... bAod5X3qDA
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:32 pm

I'm sure that most of you have already obtained this information from the Internet. However, for those who have not, here is something for you to print and file.

PHONETIC ALPHABET MORSE CODE
A ALPHA dit-dah
B BRAVO dah-dit-dit-dit
C CHARLIE dah-dit-dah-dit
D DELTA dah-dit-dit
E ECHO dit
F FOXTROT dit-dit-dah-dit
G GOLF dah-dah-dit
H HOTEL dit-dit-dit-dit
I INDIA dit-dit
J JULIET dit-dah-dah-dah
K KILO dah-dit-dah
L LIMA dit-dah-dit-dit
M MIKE dah-dah
N NOVEMBER dah-dit
O OSCAR dah-dah-dah
P PAPA dit-dah-dah-dit
Q QUEBEC dah-dah-dit-dah
R ROMEO dit-dah-dit
S SIERA dit-dit-dit
T TANGO dah
U UNIFORM dit-dit-dah
V VICTOR dit-dit-dit-dah
W WISKEY dit-dah-dah
X XRAY dah-dit-dit-dah
Y YANKEE dah-dit-dah-dah
Z ZULU dah-dah-dit-dit
1 WUN dit-dah-dah-dah-dah
2 TOO dit-dit-dah-dah-dah
3 TREE dit-dit-dit-dah-dah
4 FOW-er dit-dit-dit-dit-dah
5 FIFE dit-dit-dit-dit-dit
6 SIX dah-dit-dit-dit-dit
7 SEV-en dah-daf-dit-dit-dit
8 AIT dah-dah-dah-dit-dit
9 NIN-er dah-dah-dah-dah-dit
0 ZEE-RO dah-dah-dah-dah-dah

PS: I flew another "official" sortie Saturday night looking for a distress beacon transmitting on 121.5 Mhz.
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:27 am

Since I feel generous today, I will give you two tid-bits in the same day. Before any flight every member of a crew should be quizzed and pass the IMSAFE Test:

Illness
Even a minor illness suffered in day-to-day living can seriously degrade performance of many piloting tasks vital to safe flight................ The safest rule is not to fly while suffering from any illness. If this rule is considered too stringent for a particular illness, the pilot should contact an Aviation Medical Examiner for advice.

Medication
Pilot performance can be seriously degraded by both prescribed and over-the-counter medications, as well as by the medical conditions for which they are taken................ The FAR's prohibit pilots from performing crewmember duties while using any medication that affects the faculties in any way contrary to safety.

Stress
Stress from everyday living can impair performance, often in very subtle ways................ Stress and fatigue (lack of adequate rest) can be an extremely hazardous combination.

Alcohol
Extensive research has provided a number of facts about hazards of alcohol consumption and flying. As little as one once of liquor, one bottle of beer or four ounces of wine can impair flying skills...............

Fatigue
Fatigue and lack of adequate sleep continue to be some of the most treacherous hazards to flight safety, as it may not be apparent to a pilot until serious errors are made.

Emotion
The emotions of anger, depression, and anxiety ............... may lead to taking risks that border on self-destruction.
If you have problems with any of these, you should not fly!

I know for a fact that the Civil Air Patrol enforces this test. During every preflight "Briefing", this is a test that we must all pass.
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I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:02 pm

Here is a small reminder of Air Speed Colors:

AIR SPEED COLORS
White-------Full Flaps Operating Range
Green-------Normal Operation
Yellow------Caution-Smooth Air only
Red---------Do Not Exceed
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:10 pm

Here is some great information pertaining to Weather/etc

FLIGHT SERVICE (FSS) 121.5 122.2 243.0 255.4
Weather before and after takeoff. 1-800-WX-BRIEF

FLIGHT WATCH 122.0 or call Flight Watch
Actual weather along the route
Outlook Briefing 6 or more hours before departure
Standard Briefing Should obtain before all flights
Abreviated Briefing (Suppliment/update prev) or Spec Info

ATIS Automatic Terminal Information Service
"-Broadcast continuously (taped).
-Sectional Chart by airport name.
-Actual weather, updated hourly or specific conditions.
-Frequency found on Sectional Charts"

HIWAS Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Serv.
"ATC will direct pilots to HIWAS
A continuous broadcast of hazardous weather conditions
Broadcast over selected Navaids (noted on charts)."

AWOS Automated Weather Observation System
"Sectional Chart by airport name.
Realtime information includes:
-Location and Time
-Wind speed direction and gusts.
-Temperature and Dew Point
-Altimeter setting
-Density Altitude (when exceeds field elev >1000')"

ASOS Automated Surface Observation System
"Sectional Chart by airport name
VHF, on Navaid, or telephone
Realtime Information may include:
-Location & Time
-Wind speed direction & gusts
-Visability &cloud height
-Temp and Dew Point
-Altimeter setting
-Density Altitude (Exceeds field elev >1000)"

PIREPS Pilot Weather Reports
"Information should include:
-Type of Aircraft
-Location--Usually related to VOR
-Cloud base, tops and layers
-Visability
-Precipitation
-Visability restrictions
-Temp and wind"
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:17 pm

TYPES OF ALTITUDE
True Alt= Distance above MSL
Density= Pressure Alt corrected for non-std temp.
Pressure= Alt when set to 29.92
Standard 29.92 HC--15 deg C/59 deg F--Sea Level
Indicated Alt will change at 1" pressure per 1,000 ft.

DENSITY ALTITUDE
Low Density= Cold, Dry, High pressure
High Density= Hot, Humid, Low Pressure
High to Low--"Lookout below"
Low to High--"Clear the sky"
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:11 pm

The following article appeared today in my weekly AOPA email/newsletter. The Civil Air Patrol is very dependent upon cooperation from ATC and other aircraft.

Checking your ELT

Sometimes while flying you may hear air traffic control ask a pilot to check for an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal in the area. Perhaps the ELT went off after a hard landing or was triggered by some other accidental cause. Or it could be the beginning of a real search-and-rescue operation.

How do pilots help ATC check for an ELT signal? By tuning their communications radio to the emergency frequency 121.5 MHz and listening for the telltale beeping tone. Many airliners and military aircraft tune a spare radio to the “guard” frequency. It’s also monitored at ATC facilities.

Where is your trainer’s ELT installed? What are its maintenance requirements? ELTs only function properly if the battery is sufficiently charged. The federal aviation regulations address this requirement. This sample question from the private pilot knowledge test checks your knowledge of it:

When must the battery in an emergency locator transmitter (ELT) be replaced (or recharged if the battery is rechargeable)?
A) After one-half the battery's useful life.
B) During each annual and 100-hour inspection.
C) Every 24 calendar months.

Ask your aviation mechanic to show you the ELT and explain how to turn it off after accidental activation. Being better informed on ELTs would have helped one pilot quiet his unit promptly, as he shared in the March 2007 Flight Training feature “Unwanted beeping.” Make it a habit to check 121.5 MHz before you shut down your engine to ensure that your ELT was not activated by that less-than-perfect landing.

You may have read that ELTs transmitting on 121.5 MHz might soon disappear from the scene. That is no longer the case, as AOPA reported on Jan. 13.

The answer to the sample test question is found on page 8-9 of the Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge:

“Batteries used in the ELTs must be replaced (or recharged, if the batteries are rechargeable): When the transmitter has been in use for more than 1 cumulative hour. When 50 percent of the battery useful life (or, for rechargeable batteries, 50 percent of useful life of the charge) has expired. An expiration date for replacing (or recharging) the battery must be legibly marked on the outside of the transmitter and entered in the aircraft maintenance record.”
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:13 pm

HEADING CALCULATIONS
True Heading=True Course +/- Wind Corr Angle
Magnetic Heading=True Heading +/- Magnetic Var
Compas Heading=Magnetic Heading +/- Comp Dev
East is least-West is best.


TEMPERATURE
CELSIUS FAHENHAITE
10 50
15 59
20 68
25 77
30 86
35 95
"Quick convert Celsius-Fahenhaite=Celsius x 2 plus 30. (Not perfect)."

AUTO DIRECTION FINDER
Magnet Head + Relative Bearing=Magnetic Bearing

NAUTICAL MILES to STATUTE MILES
100 NAUTICAL MILES = 115 STATUTE MILES
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CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:16 pm

I am going to take a short break from providing tips.

I will be at MacDill AFB Saturday and Sunday for intense training for a Leadership Class which is a requirement for promotion to Major.

Therefore, please spend some time at the local library or book store doing some research. I encourage everybody to get off of their soft computer chairs and exercise their brains instead of their buttox. 8) 8)
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:16 pm

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER?

I heard the following question asked on the television show--Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.

What is the Latitude of the South Pole?

Please reply with your response and elaborate on how you arrived at your answer.

I am very curious to know how many of you'all Arm-Chair-Aviators are smarter than a fifth grader.

Please do not take any offense to me calling you an Arm-Chair-Aviator. I am just trying to encourage you to get off of your buttox and "get involved". Anybody who has been following Surclaro for the past several years, knows that I strongly encourage you to dust of your local "Library Card" and put it to use.

Besides being very active in the Civil Air Patrol, I will be spending several hours on Saturday, February 12 at Albert Whitted Airport volunteering to help with the Young Eagles program.
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by skipperdan » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:27 pm

I have tried multiple times to encourage you to do some research on subjects that I feel are related to expanding your knowledge of aviation. However, due to lack of "participation" this will be my last posting ever for Surclaro.

I am going to resign my position as Moderator. I wish you all well and hope that many of you elect to become active at your local airport.
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Captain Dan's Aviation Tips

Post by harkonnen » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:34 am

I imagine (okay, I know) that it can be a little disheartening, even frustrating to put forth consistent effort that is only met with lukewarm, if much of any, response or interest.
I respect your decision to concentrate your efforts and time and care to more immediate, and particularly productive and rewarding activites, and I'm sure all involved at the airport and related organizations will continue to enjoy your time and dedication.
Well, I have enjoyed and appreciated your moderation, your demeanor, and your extensive input over the years Skipperdan, and feel we are losing a part of SurClaro.
So - thank you. :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
I wish you much success and fulfillment as you move on, you will be missed and thought of.

(Man, I'm going to miss having my 'buttox' kicked by someone who knows what they're talking about. :) )
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