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Presenting at EAA Airventure 2010, July 29th, 4pm

I had a great time at EAA Airventure last year and really enjoyed giving a presentation in the Forums on the various internet resources available for Pilots. I’m going to be giving a slightly different presentation this year, trying to provide some help for those of us who are ‘infrequent fliers’ trying to fly more [...]

Presenting at Oshkosh, 4pm July 27th, 2009

Just a quick note to let people know I’ll be giving a forum presentation at EAA Airventure on July 27th. It will be at 4.00pm in the Utah Valley University Pavilion and the talk is entitled ‘Internet for Pilots – to Twitter and Beyond!‘. I’m putting some more information about the talk on my aviation [...]

Interesting facts on VFR Aeronautical Charts

Whilst at Airventure last week I sat in on a presentation by John Moore from the National Aeronautical Charting Office (NACO) who talked about some interesting and little known facts about the various VFR charts we use.

Record breaking Aircraft and Spacecraft on display at Oshkosh

to the real stars of the show – the aircraft, with everything from light sport aircraft to personal jets to the worlds first privately built spacecraft on display.I had never really visited any other airshows prior to becoming a pilot in 1999 but I’m convinced that visiting Oshkosh for Airventure is an experience unlike any other in Aviation…. (I wonder if anyone has thought of planting more trees in the main campground, it would make a huge difference in the typical July heat).This year some of the main attractions were the Burt Rutan/Scaled Composites’ Spaceship One and White Knight and the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer piloted by Steve Fossett.

Almost Oshkosh Time

Its that time of year again – the annual pilgrimage to Airventure is almost upon us. As a Wisconsin resident this isn’t quite such a trek for me as for many other people but its a summer fixture that we all look forward to…. They have a interesting dinosaur exhibit sure to grab the attention of young and old alike though I really needed my two-year old son to be on hand to tell me what each dinosaur was as he is the family expert.In reviewing the notam for Oshkosh I came across a very useful FAA site covering current TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) that have a nasty habit of cropping up when you least expect them.