Checkride Tips

Relax! You’ve practiced and prepared for this. And remember, most examiners are really nice people who love flying. They just want to make sure you’re going to be a safe pilot. …Read more »

Air Race Checklist

Air Racing 101 A Primer on Cross-country Handicapped Speed Racing By Pat Lowers Here is a basic list of tasks that will need to be performed during a race. Use it as a starting point and add your own items as they occur to you. Assign all tasks Make hotel reservations Bring Extra engine oil … Read more »

Introduction to Air Racing

Air Racing 101 A Primer on Cross-country Handicapped Speed Racing By Pat Lowers Contents: Introduction Flight Planning and Navigation Fuel Management Winds and other Weather Fly-bys Cockpit Resource Management Scoring Attachment A: Race Kit Checklist Dedicated to the two women who have been most instrumental in getting me into racing and keeping it enjoyable for … Read more »

Airmarking

by Melanie, Golden Triangle Chapter 99s When you are overflying an airport, you often see the airport name painted on the taxiway, sometimes accompanied by a compass rose. Those letters and roses are painted by hand and the painting process is called airmarking. One accomplishment we are particularly proud of is the fact that volunteer … Read more »