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Annual meeting 2019

Jan 28, 2019  

The FNL Pilots association held their annual meeting January 19th. Steve Wolf started the meeting by going over the vision statement. It states, “The FNL Pilots Association supports general aviation at the Fort Collins-Love land airport by advocating on behalf of its local pilots in the use of development of FNL.” It was brought to his attention that the with […]

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Uber for planes

Jan 28, 2019  

Private flight has always been associated with the rich, (haha). It’s like owning a horse. The horse is the cheap part. Then you have to have a place to keep it. Tack, feed, vets, horse trailer, truck and on and on and on. Same with an airplanes. So what if you could find a way to subsidize such a hobby? […]

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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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