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Meet our members: Jason Licon

Oct 30, 2016  

Jason Licon Jason grew up next to the Greater Kankakee Airport in Kankakee, Illinois. His mother was a flight attendant for Continental airlines so he has been flying since he was about six months old. On the weekends his family always tried to find things to do. One day they noticed a pancake breakfast at the airport so they went. […]

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How FNL handles dignitaries

Oct 30, 2016  

I sat down with Jason Licon this month and asked him what it was like when he got the call that Mr. Trump would be coming in. He very calmly explained he didn’t receive “a call”. He said there is a county wide system for when dignitaries and the like fly in. Usually the visit is venue specific with the […]

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Appareo representative Geremy Kornreich simplifies ADS-B

Oct 30, 2016  

Here is a summary of Geremy’s presentation to our Association on September 22. ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast and it is part of FAA’s NexGen revamping of the air traffic control system. It provides better information to the air traffic control system and pilots. The FAA mandate for ADS-B Out in Class B and C airspace is December 31, […]

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Runway Condition Reports

Sep 22, 2016  

Effective October 1, airports are required to report runway conditions using a new scale.  To date, runway conditions have been reported as good, fair, poor, or nil.  From now on, however, they’ll be reported using a Runway Condition Code (RwyCC), and fair has been replaced with medium. Here’s how GA pilots can convert the RwyCC to something more familiar… RwyCC […]

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Meet our members

Sep 21, 2016  

1999 was a banner year for Larry when one of his son’s, his wife, and he, got their pilots licenses. It was twenty five years earlier when Larry began taking lessons in Indiana from a neighbor who was a flight instructor. Just before Larry soloed, his neighbor sold his plane. Larry spent a year and a half teaching high school […]

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