Willamette Aviation News

November 2018


Prepare for "After the Crash" at This Month's Second Saturday!

Even you log several thousand hours in command of a GA airplane, it's unlikely that you'll experience an off-airport landing. However, even with the odds in your favor, you still want to fly prepared. At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, we're pleased to welcome Oregon Pilots Association President Neal White, who will present "After the Crash,", a detailed look at survival strategies, as well as search-and-rescue operations. Neal will discuss what survival gear should be in your airplane. He'll also review how searchers begin to look for you, and what you should plan to do from the first moments after touchdown until you are found. Don't miss this one!
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on November 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…

· We are delighted to welcome Peter Garner to our team of flight instructors at Willamette Aviation! Peter received a degree in computer science/physics from the University of Montana before his recent relocation to Portland. However, after six months of working with computers in a basement, he decided to return to his aviation career instead. Before joining Willamette Aviation, Peter worked as a flight instructor for seven years, then as a crop-duster pilot for two. He's also worked with ski patrol and in metal fabrication and welding. Now he has returned to the Portland area to continue with his preferred career as a flight instructor. Please be sure to say "Hi!" to Peter the next time you see him on campus or at one of our events.
· Night operations are well underway here at Willamette Aviation. Clear days in fall and winter make for the best flying, and with the days getting even shorter during November and December, it's an excellent time to build some night experience with a CFI. Pilots log "night" hours based on operations between evening and morning civil twilight (FAR 1.1), but remember — in order to carry passengers you must meet the requirements of "passenger night" — three full-stop takeoffs and landings between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise, within the previous 90 days, or passengers are prohibited from flying with you during this same definition of night (FAR 61.57b). And don't forget a third "night rule" — position lights must be on between sunset and sunrise. Ready for a brush-up? Let us know if you'd like to get on the night schedule.


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

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



Nov. 10: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: After the Crash (Neal White) (Willamette Aviation)

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

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

Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day: Office Closed


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