I updated the U.S. aviation database in my Aera 660 GPS to get the boundaries of the new SFO Bravo airspace on the map. For VFR pilots in the S.F. bay area it's a major update with quite a few benefits including transitions and flyways on the TAC chart now. Instead of the familiar upside down wedding cake concentric circles, the new Bravo has lots of straight lines with a bunch of new visual waypoints where the straight lines terminate/intersect.It's definitely going to take some getting used…See More
"Mr. Stan Cooper and others,
We paid a visit to JCAB twice but it might take years(no kidding) to obtain an airworthiness certificate.
There were many red tapes elsewhere and some of them are invisible! Main reason of this…"
In January, the FAA issued a Continued Operational Safety (COS) Report for Special Category Light-Sport Aircraft covering the time period beginning with the July, 2004, establishment of the Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft rule through September, 2017. It's an interesting read, especially since there have been no fatal accidents due to in-flight airframe failures in CH601XL SLSAs manufactured by Czech Aircraft Works and Aircraft Manufacturing & Design since the 2010 airframe structural…See More
"Mr. Stan Cooper
Your advice instantly solved my question. I had a appointment with JCAB
officer in charge on May 18th. I would like to clear all the questions on
Circular No. 1-006. My e-mail address is : …"
September 22, 2017, photo of downtown San Francisco from my AMD 601XLi-B at 2,000 feet just beyond Land's End looking east. Crissy Field is center left, the western span of the Bay Bridge is at top left, and Oakland across the bay at the top. The…
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Obtained my private pilot certificate on Sept 11, 1964, while on active duty in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Hill AFB, UT. I have a total of about 3,000 hours as PIC. Other interests are amateur radio, bicycle touring, and sailing. I retired in 2003, and spent much of my career in the financial services industry.
In December, 2016, I took the Rainbow Aviation Services LSA Repairman-Inspection course and now have my FAA LSA Repairman-Inspection certificate for my Zodiac.
hi stan thx for the reply i have the instalation page but it very vague in detail i have a franklin engine they say the mount is the same as a 0200 so im trying to figure out which way the engine should be cantored the plans say opposite of what i have so before i weld or buy one i need the info any help would be great thx joe
Thanks so much for the reply. Your story sounds much like mine. I have a Private rating but let it lapse and will use my California drivers license to get a recertification in the sport pilot category. I have many questions so I appreciate the links and will likely be in touch.
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