“Hangar Flying”

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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Synvis on the iPad?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via avweb.com The iPad has emerged as great tool for pilots. Check out the video link. How has the iPad helped you with your flying?

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Congratulations to Jen Keller on her Private Pilot rating and to Alex Marsh on his Instrument Rating! Good job!

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C47 “Southern Cross” Coming to Tailwind during EAA – Airventure 2011!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Ever wanted to fly in a WWII era aircraft? Now is your chance. The C47 “Southern Cross” will be at Tailwind Flight Center’s Appleton location (KATW) during EAA – Airventure 2011. Rides will be offered Tuesday, July 26th through Thursday, July28th. One half hour experiences available for $45/person and one hour experiences available for $95/person. Veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam can ride for free during this time. Seating is on a first come – first serve basis with three (3) veteran rides available per flight. C47/DC3 SIC type rating available for...

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UW-Green Bay aviation program helps kids take flight at Tailwind Flight Center- Green Bay

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via greenbaypressgazette.com ASHWAUBENON — Despite a fear of heights, 11-year-old Joey Blaser braved the skies and flew in his first airplane as part of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Aviation Student Training Experience. “I want to see people yay big,” said Blaser prior to the flight. Eighteen students gathered Friday at the Tailwind Flight Center at Austin Straubel International Airport to learn about flying an aircraft, pilot training, weather conditions and career opportunities within aviation. To top off the day, students were able test what they...

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The Aviators Selects Wittman as Official Home Airport…

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via eaa.org June 2, 2011 — The Aviators television show announced it has made Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh its new official home airport. “The Aviators” airs on PBS stations across the United States and on other major networks around the world. Executive Producer Anthony Nalli notes Wittman is the home of EAA AirVenture, as well as Basler Turbo Conversions, Fox Valley Technical College’s aviation programs, Oshkosh Corporation, and Sonex Aircraft LLC. “Hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts flock to Oshkosh every year,...

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