Category Archive for: ‘Left Seat’

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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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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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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AOPA update

Dec 15, 2017  

I had two days of meetings at AOPA headquarters on December 14-15 as a member of the reconstituted ASN Board of Advisors. AOPA has moved far enough along on President Mark Baker’s Things To Do list to show some much needed love to this volunteer program. I’m the Airport Support Network volunteer for our airport. I got a call from […]

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