Author Archive for: ‘woof’

A Fond Farewell

Jul 4, 2019  

I’ve enjoyed serving you as President of FNL Pilots Association for 3-1/2 years.  But my career path is taking me to Kansas, so I’ve resigned as of July 1, 2019.  I leave the Association in the capable hands of your new President, James Hays. I have an opportunity to check an item off my bucket list and work in an […]

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“Stop Buzzer”

May 8, 2019  

I was participating in a discussion with other pilots about GPS jamming, and someone commented that there’s a way to get the military to stop the jamming if it is affecting your flight.  Just say Stop Buzzer on the radio. I experienced a jamming event in 2017 on my way back from California.  From Wells, NV (KLWL) all the way […]

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April 30: Water Board Open House

Apr 14, 2019  

As you know, there is a shortage of hangars at our airport.  One significant policy is inhibiting new construction. Each hangar building is required by the building code to have a bathroom.  Each bathroom requires a water tap.  The water tap is prohibitively expensive because the Water Board requires purchase of an acre-foot of water per year for each new […]

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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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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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