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Have you had to sit in a traffic jam in the last six months? You know, where the freeway looks more like a parking lot than a high speed thoroughfare? Well, one has to wonder if in the not too distant future we will be transitioning from flying the “Friendly Skies” to flying the “Crowded Skies.” And, the concern is not going to be airplanes as much as it is going to be pilotless crafts - UAVs. That’s why you need to become as acutely aware of DRONES IN 2017 AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING as possible.
There is a tavern in the town, in the town
And there my true love sits ‘em down, sits ‘em down,
And drinks his wine mid laughter free,
And never, never thinks of me.
William H. Hill - 1863
If the subject of the above lyrics is a pilot, one can but wonder, and be a little concerned, if the “me” in the above lyrics could be his plane. Both Commercial and General Aviation pilots have a grave responsibility when they take to the cockpit and prepare to be airborne. As a result, everyone who flies, or is preparing to fly, should be acutely aware of the rules and standards regarding INEBRIATION AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
“Look, up in the air --- it’s a bird --- it’s a plane --- yup, it’s a plane and it’s coming right at us!” Now there is a statement no one ever wants to have to utter, for, obviously, nothing good is ever going to happen next! If a plane does crash, all of those on board are going to want to do everything they can to protect themselves, whether it be a Commercial flight or a General Aviation flight. That’s why if you are a pilot, or are becoming a pilot, you need to be fully aware of SURVIVING A PLANE CRASH AND KING AIR 300 TRAINING.
Quickly now, what do Daedalus and David Mayman and Nelson Tyler have in common? Well, they each created a means by which man could accomplish individual flight! Daedalus developed wings made of feathers and wax so that he and his son, Icarus, could escape from the Island of Crete. And, Mayman and Tyler, founders of JetPack Aviation, developed, well, Jet Packs! Now we all know what happened to poor Icarus, and we can only hope that something similar does not happen to Mischa Pollack! You see, Pollack has been chosen to be the first civilian to fly a Jetpack, making that particular mode of flight that much more of a reality for all of us, and making JETPACK PILOTS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING something of interest to us all!
Of all the occupations in the world, perhaps none has more superstitions and rituals than Baseball. Now, Mark Fidrych speaking to the ball was neither ritual nor superstition (that was just plain zany!), but there are a few you might recognize, including, but not limited to:
- Never step on the foul line.
- Don’t talk about a no-hitter/perfect game.
- Don’t shave on game days.
- Use the same bat during a hitting streak.
If you had been at Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina in early December of 2016 you might have had the opportunity to observe one of the most inclusive emergency exercises conducted in the state. Simulating a crash at the airport, those participating included, but were not limited to:
- Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Team (ARFF)
- Horry County Fire Rescue
- Horry County Police Department (Airport Division)
- South Carolina National Guard
- The Red Cross
- Transportation Security Administration
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Myrtle Beach Police Dept.
- Myrtle Beach Fire Dept.