“Hangar Flying”

The Skycatcher is coming! The Skycatcher is coming!

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Come check out the New Cessna 162 Skycatcher! Tailwind will host the Cessna Skycatcher this Friday, May 20th, at our Appleton location. The Skycatcher is due to arrive around 11 am so come on in and check it out! Hope to see you there! Give us a call for more details.

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Student pilot wins spot landing contest…

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via aopa.org If you doubt the existence of natural-born pilots, Jacob Barson of Allentown, Pa., is likely to change your mind. He won a spot landing contest on May 7, beating out eight other seasoned pilots. He’s a student pilot. And he’s 14. Not only did he come in first, but Jacob also drew the No. 1 position for the contest, held at Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport. He had to be the first one to test wind speed and direction as he conducted a power-off landing—and the other competing pilots could gauge his performance to help theirs. Still not...

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B25 SIC Type Rating Congratulations!

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Congratulations to our very own Patrick Smith on obtaining his SIC type rating in the "Pacific Prowler" B25! Way to go Mr. Smith! You truly are a big deal! Look for more information on how you can get your SIC Type rating in "Southern Cross", a C47 coming to Tailwind Flight Center in Appleton over EAA! Give us a call if or stop on in for more information! Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook at facebook.com/flytailwind. Happy and Safe...

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Congratulations!

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

Hats off to Cameron Berg for passing his Instrument Rating check ride yesterday and to David Schneider for passing his multi-commercial rating! Congratulations and happy...

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April Congrats!

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

  Congratulations to the following accomplishments at Tailwind Flight Center for the month of April!   Greg Clabots                  Wings                           4/08       RV7A Noel Clark                      CFI Renewal/BFR Don Wackwitz                IPC                               4/08       BE36 Dave Schultz                  Commercial Written        4/05 Zach McNally                 Private Written                4/12 Ryan Marx                     Private Written  ...

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Measles, diamonds, Antonovs: Tales of General Aviation in the Congo

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

via aopa.org When it comes to battling a measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Garth Pederson plays a key role: pilot. He and two other pilots, Rod Hochstetler and David Francis, with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) have been flying staff and medical supplies for Doctors Without Borders since January to combat measles. Now, they average one flight per week to transport staff. MAF helped to deliver about 1,300 pounds of supplies last month, primarily using its Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, turning a one-way 350-nautical-mile leg that would take a...

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