Archive for 2009

Aircraft Preheating

Friday, December 25th, 2009

This is an interesting and very relevant (at this time) article on aircraft preheating. Being California pilots we probably don’t think about this stuff enough, but I’m about to go start a plane in 12 degree temps. Yaay Tahoe! Enjoy!

Aircraft Preheat

Paolo Resmini – CFI of the Year

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

I have been chosen West Valley Flying Club CFI of the Year for 2009. Especially with all the other amazing CFIs that we have at the club, I am honored to have been chosen! Thanks All!

FARs Overview

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

A good Safety Advisor paper on AOPA about the Regulations…how they are created, how they are changed, and some interesting legal topics surrounding them. Check it out! Enjoy!

AOPA – FARs Overview

Dan Rosen – Instrument Rating

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Congrats to you Dan! Fog busting here you come!

MEFs explained!

Friday, December 11th, 2009

So there is a method to their madness. In this AOPA article, the FAA’s methods for calculating the seemingly random MEF (maximum elevation figure) values are explained. Enjoy!

MEF’s Explained!

James Baker – First Solo

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Congrats James! Well done. Hope that made your turkey day that much sweeter!

VOR Simulator

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

This is a pretty cool free simulator that can help you play around with VOR navigation. You’ll need flash player installed but most browsers have this installed already. Enjoy!

VOR Simulator

Paolo Resmini – Gold Seal CFI

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Yaay Me! Thanks to all my wonderful students who passed their exams! I couldn’t have done it without you (literally)!

Live ATC

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Cool Site that lets you listen to live ATC communications. A great way to keep your radio communication skills up to speed!

Live ATC

AOPA website

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

As Pilot’s we should ALL be members of the AOPA. They are our national lobbying organization, and work to protect and represent General Aviation. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign up if you haven’t already!

AOPA website