WillametteAir.com News

December 2017


Brush Up Your IFR Skills at This Month's Second Saturday!

Are you getting ready to take the knowledge test for your Instrument Rating? Or do you have your IFR ticket, but suspect you're not quite as sharp as you used to be? At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, Willamette Aviation CFII Dick Oman will present our occasional "IFR Nerdfest," with a review of critical IFR concepts. Some parts of the IFR system are straightforward, others obscure, and plenty tend to to provoke a lot of discussion. Know the difference between and ILS and an LDA? Or under what circumstances you can descend below MEA? Think you know all there is about holding-pattern entries, and when to use which types? Don't miss this one — we're looking forward to it!
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on Dec. 9 at 1100 in the Education Hangar at Willamette Aviation. The event is certified for FAA Wings credit and there is no charge — drop by or sign up on the Wings website to save your spot. We'll see you there!


Short Finals…

· When summer changes over to fall, active weather systems return to our flying region — often with fast-moving fronts that can cause trouble for unprepared pilots. Low ceilings and poor visibility are nothing less than a deadly trap, and it's one you should know how to avoid. The AOPA Air Safety Institute's online course "VFR into IMC" asks you to assess your decision-making skills when confronted with adverse conditions, while also covering the basic knowledge you need to avoid being there in the first place. "VFR into IMC" is iPad compatible, and it qualifies for the AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings Program credit. Click here to get started!
· Not sure what would make the perfect holiday gift for a pilot you know, or for somebody who is ready to learn how to fly? A gift certificate from Willamette Aviation is perfect for any occasion. Just drop by our online gift certificate page, where you can select one of several Discovery Flight options, such as a flight over downtown Portland, ground school tuition, a customized flight lesson, or even a Pilot Shop spree. Add the certificate to your cart, print it out, and your aviation holiday shopping is done!
· We hope you enjoy this year's holiday season with family and friends. We are planning to be closed Christmas Day — let us know beforehand if you would like to schedule a plane for a scenic holiday flight. We are planning an exciting 2018, with even more seminars, BBQs, fly-outs, and special events, and we'll be welcoming plenty of first solos and new certificated pilots along the way. We're looking forward to seeing you here as well.


Look for more from Willamette Aviation in the next newsletter. Until then, fly smart and safe!

David F. Waggoner
Willamette Aviation
(503) 678-2252



Dec. 2: 1100: 'Women in Aviation' Open House (Willamette Aviation Flight Lab)

Dec. 9: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: IFR Nerdfest (CFII Dick Oman) (Willamette Aviation)

Dec. 16: FAA medical exams (Jim Tarro M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

Dec. 16: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)

Dec. 25: Office Closed Christmas Day


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Aurora, Oregon 97002