Tri-Annual Emergency Exercise

Oct 13, 2019  

Last week about 30 volunteers took part in the mandatory tri-annual emergency response exercise. The scenario was an airliner had slipped off the runway with about 145 passengers on board. This year they wanted to set the scene as if this was a flight coming from warm weather and this incident happened in cold weather. They needed to figure out […]

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From Arrow to Airplanes

Aug 15, 2019  

Every once in a while whether you are flying or hiking, you may run across a large concrete arrow. You immediately wonder where they came from and if they served a purpose. The simple answer is yes they served, and in some cases still do serve, an important service. These large concrete arrows, some as large as 70 feet long, […]

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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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Howard Abraham

Jun 21, 2019  

Howard is from Wisconsin, his wife Diana is from Ohio. They met in California while he was a summer intern at HP and she was visiting friends. They dated long distance while he finished a couple of Engineering Degrees at University of Wisconsin, married and moved to California, had two kids in San Diego. His California girls as he calls […]

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Flying in Severe Weather

May 20, 2019  

Severe weather is described as either an inch or greater hail and 50 knots or greater wind gusts. One old texts say ¾ inch but in recent years it was changed to 1 inch. What does it take to build a thunder storm? 1. Unstable atmosphere. 2. Moist atmosphere (clouds) 3. Lifting mechanism (continental divide, fronts, thermals) The life cycle […]

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