Tower Closing List And Wise CFI Words
The FAA has posted a list of proposed tower closing which can be found (here). Tower closings are now expected to begin in June but there's also a bill being introduced to possibly halt the closings so stay tuned to your favorite news outlet.
Meanwhile, our CFI in chief Cindy Carter has shared these words of wisdom. She Who Must Be Obeyed conveys....
RSS and You
Some of you may have wondered about the orange button in the upper right hand side of the front page of the web site that says "RSS". This is a function that allows you to see the latest changes to the front page of the site without having to open the site and sort through all the entries. All you have to do is click on RSS then select how you want to be notified. I personally use Live Bookmarks for the sites I follow and I put my entries in the Bookmark Menu. That way All I have to do is click Bookmarks then move my mouse over the web site name and I see all recent updates.
Paper Pilots Certificate Replacement
In case you haven't heard the FAA is requiring pilots to replace their paper certificates prior to March 13th, 2013. If you do not get a replacement certificate you "will no longer be able to exercise the privileges of that certificate" according to the FAA. If you still have a paper certificate you can go (here) to get a replacement. The replacement cost is two dollars.
Leaf Flight Pictures
USAF Museum Fly-out - New Info!
We have great new photos from the fly out to the Dayton USAF Museum. You can find the story from Cindy along with a link to the photos (here).
Landmark Aviation Supports WNCPA
Landmark Aviation located at Asheville Regional Airport is offering all WNC Pilots Association members a 50 cent per gallon fuel discount. Stop by and visit Landmark Today!
With over 40 locations in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe, Landmark Aviation is one of the nation's largest FBO networks, with a continued commitment to growth.
Over 48% of all licensed civilian pilots hold instrument ratings; 41% hold Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot certification. In 1999, the FAA estimates, there were 640,113 civilian pilots in the U.S., including 102,000 student pilots, 343 Recreational pilots, 258,749 Private(*) pilots, 124,261 Commercial pilots and 137,642 Airline Transport Pilots. There were an estimated 26,500 helicopter pilots, 19,800 glider pilots, 79,000 flight instructors, 308,951 instrument-rated pilots, and 16,374 pilots holding other ratings.
Two thirds of all General Aviation flight hours involve business, commercial, instructional, and public service operations. In a typical year, General Aviation's 35 million flights account for 76% of all departures, 58% of all hours flown, and 33% of air miles flown annually in the U.S.
About 95% of the active civil aircraft in the United States are General Aviation aircraft. Just 4% are airliners.
Of an estimated total civilian fleet of about 215,000 aircraft, more than 200,000 are General Aviation aircraft.
Looking for somewhere to fly? Looking for someone to fly with? Looking for your lost keys? We can help you with two out of three. The WNCPA plans monthly luncheon fly-outs, typically the third Saturday of each month. All flights scehduled are weather permitting, of course. Get more infomation on the fly outs (here).
Apr 20 - Hickory
Fly Out Poll
Latest METAR text: Enter 4-letter ICAO station identifier. If more than one, be sure to insert one or more spaces between stations. (Example: KDEN KCOS @WY). A list of weather stations is found in this file, stations.txt.