Sunday, February 22, 2015

Let's Fly WA Destination Videos

Let's Fly WA will begin releasing videos, slideshows, downloadable information and other items to help showcase some of Washington's attractions.

Pilots love to explore new areas but it can be difficult to find that special place sometimes. In this day and age of high priced fuel it is even more important to have all of the information you can in an effort to get as much fun and adventure out of your trip as possible.

Along with attraction information we will include airport info and in flight videos showing the approach to some of the more interesting airports in the state. We all hate going in to an airport without having access to some local knowledge.

View a quick preview below and then subscribe to either our Patreon page or our YouTube feed so you don’t miss an episode. 

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Support Lets Fly WA Through Patreon

One of our goals has always been to provide our readers with more than something to browse and forget or a cute little video of blue sky and a propeller spinning.

We are currently filming short segments that highlight one or two reasons to fly to a particular airport. It could be an on airport cafe, beach access, local attractions or simply the wonderful customer service on the field.

All of our videos are free but if you like, we do have a donation page at Patreon that would help acquire better cameras and sound equipment as well as allowing us to offer more content.

Flying over Long Beach WA

Please follow the links above for more information or to simply enjoy a quick video of flying in Alaska.

As always, fly safe!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Support Angel's Wings

Help Angel's Wings in their mission to provide transportation to both humans and animals in need.

Angel's Wings partners with nonprofit organizations to assist with the coordination, documentation and completion of public benefit flights on a regional level. These flights provide assistance to military veterans, medical patients and animals that are being rescued from kill shelters by their adopted families or specialty, no kill shelters.

Are you a pilot looking for a good cause?

Do you have a plane that you would like to donate the use of?

Are you looking to volunteer your time to help those in need?

No amount of assistance is too small. Please contact Angel's Wings through their Facebook page or our comments section.

Angel's Wings coordinates transport of displaced animals or medical patients in need from an airport closest to the point of origination to an airport closest to the destination through the use of general aircraft.

By using private or corporate planes, we have the ability to fly into not only commercial airports, but also small local airstrips.

There is never a fee to the sending or receiving organization.

Angel's Wings Facebook page

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Takeoffs and Landings: Base to Final Turn

Overshooting that base-to-final turn can be a problem. Trying to get back on course safely can be dangerous.

R.A. "Bob" Hoover Receives NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

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David Hartman interviews Bob Hoover on his remarkable flying career as he receives the 2014 NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

After 70 years of achievements in aviation, the industry honored Robert A. “Bob” Hoover with its top award, the NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. Described by Jimmy Doolittle, a past recipient of the trophy, as “the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived,” Hoover has flown, tested, and even crashed more airplanes than most any other pilot who ever lived.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Accident Case Study: Delayed Reaction

On December 20, 2011, a TBM-700 crashed onto a freeway near Morristown, New Jersey. In this case study, we piece together the events that led to the tragedy, and discuss what we as pilots can learn from them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bob Hoover Awarded Wright Trophy

 This annual award is given to a living American by the National Aeronautical Association to honor significant public service of value to aviation. Jim Albaugh, the NAA chairman said, "For 70 years he has set the standard for skill, leadership, and bravery which may last forever."
Hoover, at age 92, has been involved in the aviation world long enough to have met Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, James Doolittle, and Neil Armstrong. General Jimmy Doolittle called him "the greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived." General Charles "Chuck" Yeager once described him as "the best pilot flying today." A documentary about Hoover's life, Flying the Feathered Edge, is now available on DVD

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Aviation Equipment Rental

Have you ever wished that you had a video camera to record that special flight? How about a GPS tracker for a little extra piece of mind on that long flight across the rugged mountain pass?

I know that there are a lot of tools and gadgets that I would like to carry on certain flights but I simply cannot justify the initial or recurring costs. We are working on integrating a shopping cart to this blog that will allow you to rent a camera, GPS tracker, or other gizmo for a couple of days or longer if needed.

Below is an example from the shopping cart for a SPOT tracker. All rentals will include the service plan required for that device but not shipping or insurance.

GPS Rentals

Watch Our Video
User Guide for SPOT Messenger Rental
Rent a SPOT 2 GPS Personal Tracker & Locator Beacon
3 Days$??.00
7 Days$??.00
14 Days$??.00
21 Days$??.00
1 Month$??.00

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