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P2006T Light Twin at KWVI

Submitted by gryphon on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 13:53.
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For three days only, February 22, 23, and 24th the Tecnam P2006T will be on display at Ocean Air Flight Services, Inc. ( 170 Aviation Way ). 

This aircraft is soon to achieve it's full FAR23 FAA certification in the U.S.

More information available at www.westcoastsportaircraft.com

Private Pilot Groundschool offered in February

Submitted by gryphon on Wed, 01/13/2010 - 19:00.
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Ocean Air Flight Services will once again be offering a private pilot groundschool course, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm, starting February 2nd.

The course will be taught by Gerry Barron using Jeppesen training materials.

The only charge for the course is $100 which will be applied to the LaserGrade FAA written test upon successful completion of the course, and purchase of the Jeppesen text book (approximately $85) and Test Guide (approximately $19).

Attendance is free for EAA members wishing to "brush up" on their pilot knowledge, or share some of their own experiences with the rest of the class.

 

Joe Jurnecka's ditching

Submitted by thail on Sun, 11/08/2009 - 13:55.
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I was talking to Joe about his B-17 ditching in WWII.  He said it was because they had run out of gas, the plane they were flying wasn't their normal one and turned out to be a gas hog.  By the time they reached Holland, they were throwing guns and equipment out to lighten it up, but they ditched about 20 miles off the Dutch coast.  Their mayday got the rescue folks looking for them and a Hudson bomber dropped a boat to them.  But they spent more than 24 hours in that boat before they got picked up.  

The ditching was on one engine, the others had run out of gas.  The crew got into the ditching positions and all made it out when everything stopped.  Joe's exit was to be through his window which surprised him since he was so bulky in his flight gear.  Both rubber rafts got into the water for the 10 man crew.  They used a hand crank radio and flares to attract the rescue crews.  The rescue was delayed because at the time a raid was being executed on the Dutch coast and they couldn't risk giving it away with picking them up.  

A Pilot's Story

Submitted by thail on Fri, 11/06/2009 - 09:19.
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www.apilotsstory.com

"A Pilot’s Story is a feature length documentary film that explores the mystical attraction and endless adventure that draw pilots into the sky. The story is told in the voices of noted aviators ranging from aerobatic champions and astronauts to industry innovators and Hollywood stars mixed with average everyday local pilots. Incorporating stunning air-to-air footage, the film will transport viewers into the flyer’s world to experience the milestones and the magic that are a part of every pilot’s story."

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WiFi in the Hangar

Submitted by thail on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 21:01.
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 Scott, Ken, Mike and Rob got the internet link working into the EAA Hangar and we now have WiFi inside and actually outside the hangar.  It seems to work in the parking lot and on the ramp in front of the doors.  The doors do not have to be open for you to get a signal.

We are using the airport internet connection through an RF link building to building.  So far it has been problem free but let Scott or I know if you have any issues.   It is unprotected, like the WVI connection in the terminal, no password needed.