Posts by patheil

The new and improved Platinum Flight Center is on the way!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Article at Fox 11 Online: http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/fox_cities/groundbreaking-for-aviation-terminal  

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VFR Refresher Clinic

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

VFR Refresher Clinic

Tailwind Flight Center will be hosting a VFR-Refresher Clinic! This is great program that helps all pilots to brush up and review on VFR operating procedures and regulations. Enjoy a complete VFR refresher PowerPoint presentation while learning with fellow pilots from the area. This clinic will also count toward the ground portion of a BFR if the BFR is completed with a Tailwind Flight Instructor. Don’t miss this great opportunity! Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Time: 9am-12pm Where: Tailwind Flight Center Appleton (KATW) Cost: $50.00 Sign Up...

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ATW Summer 2012 Congratulations!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

It’s been a busy summer at our ATW location! We had 7 students complete their 1st solo flight and we had 3 student earn new certificates and ratings! Joe Mierzejewski- 1st Solo- 5/31/2012 Alex Ehlers- 1st Solo- 6/3/2012 Dave McAdow- Instrument Rating- 6/8/2012 James Emmerich- Commercial License- 6/8/2012 Jesse Derks- 1st Solo- 6/22/2012 Gerasimos Blatseas- 1st Solo- 6/26/2012 Ernie Lietzan- 1st Solo- 7/7/2012 Irma Tavlian- 7/7/2012 Scott Wilson- Instrument Rating- 8/2/2012 Dan Storzer- 1st Solo- 8/12/2012 Congratulations to all!

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EAA News – Former Young Eagle Helps Deliver Skylanes to Afghanistan

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via eaa.org September 16, 2011 – Carl Gustafson is a First Officer with Jet Blue Airways based out of Long Beach, California, a volunteer at Flabob Airport, Riverside, California, and a former Young Eagle. Until recently, perhaps his most significant flight was bringing a JetBlue Embraer E190 into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2008. But this past week Gustafson, 31, and two other pilots ferried three brand new Cessna T182T Turbo Skylanes halfway around the world to Shindand, Afghanistan. What a great story about how a Young Eagle flight could jump start a career in aviation! Tailwind...

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The ATC Privatization Debate?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via avweb.com NextGen air traffic control improvements are championed by government officials, but one former government official argued through an editorial this week that ATC may fare better in private hands. According to Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, NextGen is “a step in the right direction.” But because it’s being rolled out in stages, he argues it will take too long to implement. The former director cites Canada’s nonprofit corporation NAV Canada and says the answer to a better air traffic system in the U.S. is the...

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