Willamette Aviation News

March 2018


Review Hazardous Attitudes at Second Saturday!

We all love aviation movies, but they often overlook an important fact — the majority of accidents are not the result of freak weather or equipment failures, but instead pilot error. And that means pilots who understand risk management fly for years without accidents or incidents, and with a bare minimum of "never again" moments. At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, we'll discuss the Five Hazardous Attitudes that can lead pilots astray, with an emphasis on rapid recognition, as well as the effective use of "antidote" behaviors that will keep you and your passengers safe.
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on March 10 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…

· The clocks will spring forward this month, which means more daylight, better weather, and increased flight activity. If you've been on the ground during the winter and plan to fly again soon, attending a Pilots' Workshop at Willamette Aviation is a great way to pick up some tips and spend time with fellow pilots. You also can earn credit toward your next Flight Review with the FAA Wings safety program. This month's Workshop gets started at 1100 on Saturday, March 24 in the Education Hangar at Willamette Aviation. The event is no charge and eligible for Wings credit. Drop by or sign up on the Wings website to save your seat!
· It's been a damp winter, but as we get ready for better weather and flights beyond our practice area, we need to make sure our pilot knowledge hasn't gotten as rusty as our cross-country skills. The Air Safety Institute's Know Before You Go: Navigating Today's Airspace is a free online course that covers VFR charts, airspace basics, restricted/prohibited areas, temporary flight restrictions, and more. Click here to get started. The course takes 45-60 minutes, and completion includes automatic FAA Wings credit. Get ready to plan your first VFR cross-country of 2018!


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

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



March 3: 1100: 'Women in Aviation' Open House (Willamette Aviation Flight Lab)

March 10: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: Hazardous Attitudes (Willamette Aviation)

March 17: FAA medical exams (Jim Tarro M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

March 17: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)

March 24: 1100: Pilots' Workshop (Willamette Aviation)


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