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May 19 - 21. Three featured events. Learn-Do-Fly at the Nampa Civic Center and Caldwell Industrial Airport (KEUL). Kick off the weekend Friday around the fire pit with pizza, beverages, and hangar talk! Hosted by Community Aviation, sponsored by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). Attend the annual Safety Stand Down at the Nampa Civic Center on Saturday. Follow up your learning with some hands-on training on Sunday! Fly challenging flight simulation scenarios and/or get some in-airplane instruction. Clinic activities and Safety Stand Down lunch sponsored by Avemco.
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The April Spring to Proficiency 2023 advanced IFR clinic was a great success and we're already planning more. Get on the list to hear about future pilot proficiency and training programs to be held year round at the world class EAA Pilot Proficiency Center (PPC) at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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Award-winning Master Flight Instructor Rich Stowell recently published a paper identifying the first principles of light airplane flying. Nine principles are offered, divided into the three categories; Mindset, Motion, and Mechanics. The paper explores the principles vis-à-vis familiar concepts that stem from them, as well as examples of the principles applied during training. Connections between the principles and representative examples of training content and activities are illustrated as well.
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A good pilot is a healthy mix of mathematician, scientist and athlete, part mechanic and all curiosity. They must know everything about their airplane; control surfaces, power plant, the avionic systems, tire pressure. Because, while the heart of an airplane is metal, fabric or composite; the bloodstream fuel and oil, its brain is the person who flies it.
Adopted from Wings for this Man, AAF 1945