Support the Honolulu City Council Resolution to encourage the DOTA to save Dillingham Airfield

A City Council Resolution to encourage the DOTA to save Kawaihapai Airfield, otherwise known as Dillingham Airfield will be heard on Tuesday January 12, 2021 at 9:00 am.  Get everyone you know and who supports the continued operation of the airfield to contact their council member and send in testimony to the council in general […]

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HNL Ground Radar to be upgraded with Taxiway Arrival Prediction Software to prevent wrong-surface Landings on Taxiways

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport ASDE-X ground radar will be updated with ATAP (ASDE Taxiway Arrival Prediction software) to prevent wrong-surface landings on taxiways, If an arriving aircraft (fixed wing or helicopter) 3000 ft. or below lines up with a protected taxiway for 20 seconds or longer in the taxiway alert […]

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Time to Stand Down: COVID-19 in the Cockpit

I am reproducing here a section of an editorial written by Bob Meder, chairman of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI): “Last week in this space, I suggested Covid-19 safe practices in the flight instruction environment. I wrote that in the optimistic hope that it would be sufficient. It’s not. With the guidance of […]

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No One Can Explain Why Planes Stay in the Air

If you are a flight instructor or just the explainer in your family you may have struggled with illuminating your students, family, or passengers of why airplanes fly. You may have used one of the commonly used theories like the Bernoulli principle, which explains how low pressure is created above a cambered airfoil but fails […]

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