Monday, May 16, 2011

Six For Safety: Thunderstorms

Try your knowledge of aviation safety. This month: Thunderstorms.

As noted in the "Illusions of Flying" (March), the accident rate for inadvertent VFR flights into IMC is very high. Equally concerning, especially in terms of survivability, are encounters with thunderstorms. There are several factors that need to be considered when planning a flight in and around convective activity. For this month's safety quiz we look at some of those factors in the questions below. Answers and discussions can be found at the end of the quiz.

International Learn to Fly Day — May 21, 2011

This coming Saturday, May 21, 2011 is International Learn to Fly Day.  This is the second year for this EAA organized event.  There seems to be two events in the NY/NJ area on this day.

Aero Safety at Lincoln Park Airport is hosting an open house. And EAA Chapter 1081 at White Plains Airport has a day long event scheduled as well.

If you've always wanted to learn to fly, or just curious about what it would entail, this might be a good opportunity to check things out.

To find out more:

Monday, May 2, 2011

May General Meeting: Teterboro Airport

Guest speaker: Pam Phillips, KTEB Ops
Date & Time: Thursday May 5, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Location: NJ Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum at Teterboro

This month's general meeting will feature Ms. Pam Phillips from KTEB Operations. She will be giving us an overview of Teterboro Airport with a bit of history, along with the various improvements made to the airport over the years.  She will also be sharing some details about the Engineered Material Arresting System.

The meeting is open to the public. As an added bonus, the NJ Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum will extend free admissions to members and guests starting at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served at 7:30pm, and the meeting will begin promptly at 8:00pm.