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Jay Turnbull receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Oct 1, 2018  

At the beginning of the pilot refresher meeting on September 27, Brian Richardson and Eric Thomas of the FAA presented The Flying School chief pilot James (Jay) Turnbull with the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot award.  This is presented to pilots with fifty years or more of civil and military flying experience.  Here is Jay’s biography as related by Brian. […]

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September Town Hall Meeting synopsis

Sep 30, 2018  

FNL Pilots Association hosted a Town Hall on September 27, 2018. We got to hear from Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Northwest Mountain Regional Manager Warren Hendrickson, Colorado Division of Aeronautics Director David Ulane, and Northern Colorado Regional Airport Director Jason Licon. Warren Hendrickson, AOPA Warren is responsible for airport support and state advocacy for AOPA in seven states: […]

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We’re getting a compass rose upgrade

May 21, 2018  

On June 9, the Colorado Ninety-Nines are planning to paint over our rudimentary six-line compass rose at the south end of the ramp with one of their beautiful signature two-tone works of art.  The FNL Pilots Association contacted the Colorado Division of Aeronautics and arranged for them to donate the fifty gallons of paint needed for this project. Most of […]

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Denver ARTCC visit

Apr 9, 2018  

Paul Stoecker, Rick Turley, and I took advantage of Operation Raincheck to visit Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) on April 7. This event popped up in email just five days prior, as opposed to the two weeks’ notice we usually get. They had room for only fifteen visitors, and I signed up and took the 13th slot. Paul […]

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Left Seat

Mar 14, 2018  

Fly safe On January 26, 2018, our airport experienced its first-ever mid-air collision in the pattern.1  A Robinson R44 was practicing an instrument GPS approach on Runway 33.  A Beechcraft A36 was on final behind the helicopter, and had the helicopter in sight.  The two aircraft were talking to each other on CTAF. Apparently, the helicopter paused at the end […]

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