Willamette Aviation News

March 2019


We'll Unpack the Electronic Flight Bag at this Month's Second Saturday!

While most of today's pilots learned to fly when paper sectionals, approach plates, and airport guides were the only options, many are adapting to emerging digital products that place flight information and navigation within our own personal technology. At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, FAA Safety Inspector Gene Hahn will discuss the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) — a general term that refers to portable technology, typically as a replacement for paper products, such as sectionals and approach plates. A Gold Seal flight instructor who spent three decades as an airline operations executive, Gene returned to his General Aviation roots a few years ago. He'll review the FAA's latest rules and regulations when it comes to devices in the cockpit, and he'll also discuss EFB tricks you'll want to try and traps you'll want to avoid. Be sure to bring your preferred tablet or phone, as well as plenty of questions!
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on March 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!


Join Us This Month for 'Aviation Career Day'!

Is a career as an airline pilot in your future? Do you know what it will take to get a job at an airline, or what to expect as your career progresses? Please join us this month as we host an Aviation Career Day, where we'll get a look at the future of airline hiring, as well as what kind of life you can expect as a professional pilot. Terry Tsubota, First Officer with American Airlines will discuss "How to Get Hired," with a look at qualifications, requirements, interviewing, and expectations. And Ian McDonough, Captain (Retired) with Alaska Airlines will cover "The Pilot Life," including career progression, pay and benefits, scheduling, and lifestyle.
We'll get started on Saturday, March 16 at 1300 hours. The event is no charge, and we'll provide light refreshments. The presentation is designed for individuals considering or pursuing an airline career — seating is limited. Please contact our dispatch desk in person or by phone (503-678-2252) to RSVP before Monday, March 11 so that we know how many plan to attend.


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 9: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: The Electronic Flight Bag (Gene Hahn) (Willamette Aviation)

March 16: 1300: Aviation Career Day (Willamette Aviation)

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

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


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