Archive for July, 2009

Ride with the Blue Angels

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

You can ride for several minutes above Annapolis, Maryland, with the Navy’s Blue Angels thanks to a link in the last FlightAware bulletin.

Controlling your training costs

Monday, July 6th, 2009

How do you control the cost of your flight training? Do you try to fly frequently, to maximize retention and minimize repetition? Do you use a simulator–and if so, do you fly one at your flight school or a PC-based flight sim at home?

Please respond below, and let us know what’s worked for you (and what hasn’t). We’ll share the best ideas in a future issue of AOPA Flight Training magazine.

Nature photographer looks at Reno

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Practice sessions for the September National Championship Air Races and Airshow at Reno just ended, and Moose Peterson, famous wildlife photographer, demonstrated that all those years of chasing critters pays off when chasing airplanes. See his blog and click “little slide show” in the fourth paragraph. He’s especially good at catching warbirds at sunrise and sunset, as you’ll see.