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Pre-Flight Briefing

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Briefing Radar Loop Aviation Weather Center 1800WXBRIEF Earth Wind Map GOES Satellite – NCAR Radar Stations – NCAR Skew-T/Log-P diagrams – NCAR NWS Weather Prediction Center UNISYS TFRs, NOTAMs, and Special Use Airspace TFRs NOTAMs SUAs GPS Availability RAIM Prediction Tool WAAS Availability Decoding Reports ASOS Guide For Pilots TAF Decoder AvWx Workshops Sun and […]

Cool Sites

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I stumbled on this site that lists Aviation Museums around the world. Worth checking out. This collection of photos is a good place to waste a few hours. There is an abandoned Fouga Magister next to my plane and while looking up more information on it we stumbled across Warbird Alley.

Tools and Equipment

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I cleaned out my shelf of catalogs recently and decided to put them online so I can find them. I’ll annotate the ones I’ve bought from later. I have had good luck with Sporty’s, ASA, My Pilot Store, and Sarasota Avionics among others. Lately I have been ordering the parts for annuals from Aircraft Spruce. […]

Links to sites I visit often.

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Aviation News Aviation Airplanes Twins Singles Avionics Weather Seaplanes Taildraggers Legal Regulations Security IFR VFR Aviation Info AOPA Cessna Pilots Assoc. EAA Ask the Pilot FARs AIM Landings AirNav – Airports SkyVector – Airports and Sectional Charts Flight Tracking and Monitoring Flight Radar 24 FlightAware Live ATC Magazines Flying Magazine Aviation Consumer Aviation Week AVweb […]

Is that SUA hot?

Friday, May 1st, 2009

I don’t remember which presentation, but one of the speakers at a recent FAA Safety seminar mentioned that the FS briefers now know when SUA areas are hot. I checked in with them on my last two flights and the did in fact have the information. More interesting though was the second call. He said, […]

Search Pilot Forums

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

There are lots of type clubs with forums that have great information. Their serach functions often aren’t great and often you have to belong to the club to search the articles. Sometimes Google can help you find articles on specific topics. If the original link doesn’t work, use the cache. Here are a few sites: […]

Type Clubs and Aviation Groups

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

This is a collection of type clubs, associations, and web pages dedicated to specific aircraft. Some of the web sites look like they have not been updated in a while, but they still have some interesting information. Active or interesting sites are indicated with bold text links. General Interest Associations AOPA With a membership base […]

Search CFR Title 14—Aeronautics and Space

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

If you know the part and section number for a regulation it is fairly easy to find using this link to the eCFR. If you are looking for something but you don’t know where it is the search field below useful. FARs—Title 14 Often you know where the information is and want to restrict the […]

Trip Management Web Sites

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Free Sites AvnWx.com This is the coolest interactive weather site so far. I’m including it here, as well as on the weather sites post, because it makes it easy to review weather along your flight path. AvnWx takes a Google map and overlays radar, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, and PIREPs. Rolling over airports shows the METARs. A […]

Search Publications by Specific Authors

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

There are lots of writers who I trust and lots that I know nothing about. Sometimes I’d like to know their opinion on a subject, so I look for their name on the web site or article. Here are a few: Rod Machado Bob Gardner Bob Gardner, who wrote several books on communication, including Say […]

Pilot’s Blogs, Forums, and Misc Sites

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Blogs/forums that I’ve found interesting. Aviation Mentor Lot’s of useful tips on flying from an instructor and former freight dog. A Flight Instructor’s Journal She’s not very active but the posts that are there are informative. Over the Airwaves A monthly newsletter that has lots of good safety information. It also has the distinction of […]

Search FAR/AIM and FAA Publications

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Search the AIM Pilot Controller Glossary FAA.gov Searching the FARs is a bit more complicated. The FARs search will look in Code of Federal Regulations Title 14: Aeronautics and Space for the term. Many of the sections are extremely long, so finding the term on the page can be difficult. I’ve been using two part […]

Flying Related Web Sites—Federal Government

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

The Federal Government has lots of good stuff on its web sites. Most of it is easy to find with a quick search if you’d even think of looking for it. This page is a collection of pages you might not even think to look for. You can search on their site with the search […]


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