Willamette Aviation News

February 2019


Improve Your Cockpit Resource Management at This Month's Second Saturday!

Recent General Aviation statistics indicate that 78% of accidents happen when pilots are engaged in "personal flying" — and nearly all of these can be attributed to pilot error. Meanwhile, airlines have an accident rate that is nearly zero. At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, Willamette Aviation Ground Instructor Terry Tsubota will share "Ten Secrets of Cockpit Resource Management," a look at how GA pilots can adopt the airlines' CRM techniques to make flying safer. In addition to being a Gold Seal flight instructor, Terry has been an airline pilot for the past two decades. At this month's event, he'll discuss how pilots can use a workable system to minimize risks. You may be surprised to learn how simple, intuitive and practical it is to fly like a pro.
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on Feb. 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…

· We're delighted to welcome John Huntsman to our team of flight instructors at Willamette Aviation! John started his flying career in Walla Walla in 1985, working and teaching his way to CFI, CFII, MEI and ATP ratings. He's flown cargo planes for Ameriflight and Sports-Air Travel, piloting Chieftains, C-402s, Beech 99s, Piper Lances, and other aircraft. His dad even had a Citabria, so John spent hundreds of hours in it, including aerobatics. He also loves to fly floatplanes. When not in the sky, John's hobbies include music, fishing, and boating, and he loves dogs! He'd be happy to work with you on your Private Pilot certificate, instrument rating, or any other aviation goals. Please be sure to say "Hi!" to John the next time you see him on our campus.
· You may be a skilled pilot, but how much do you know about the aerodynamics of flight? Such may conjure images of dry textbooks and dense equations, but the need-to-know concepts of aerodynamics and maneuvering flight can be easy to grasp. The AOPA's Air Safety Institute online course Essential Aerodynamics skips the theories and equations and sticks to the aerodynamic issues that matter when you are flying an airplane. The course is free, and completion counts toward both AOPA Accident Forgiveness and FAA Wings credit. Click here to sign in with AOPA and get started!


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

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



Feb. 9: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: Cockpit Resource Management (Terry Tsubota) (Willamette Aviation)

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

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

Feb. 23-24: 2019 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show (Puyallup)


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