Willamette Aviation News

June 2019


Get Up Close With Ramp Checks at This Month's Safety Briefing!

At our last Summer Safety Briefing, many attendees expressed interest in the FAA's Educational Ramp Inspections program. At this month's briefing, the Portland FSDO's Chris Mazurkiewicz will conduct ramp inspections, with an emphasis on both aircraft and logbooks. Even better, pilots are invited to volunteer their own planes for inspection. At the end of the seminar, pilots will be given notes on areas that may need attention (with no risk of additional FAA actions). It's a perfect opportunity to learn how to self-inspect an airplane, and of particular interest to anyone who's thinking about becoming an aircraft owner.
This month's safety briefing gets underway on Saturday, June 22 at 1100 hrs in the Education Hangar at Willamette Aviation, and it's eligible for FAA Wings credit. We'll also host a Community Potluck BBQ at 12 noon, with plenty of burgers and dogs for everyone. Drop by to get a look at the airplanes on our ramp, and please bring chips, a dish, or a dessert to share if you can.


Short Finals…

· The arrival of summer means the beginning of our regional Airshow Season. The Olympic Airshow at the Olympia Regional Airport will take flight on June 15-16. Closer to home, the Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels show will welcome visitors on June 29. Both events are ideal opportunities to rent aircraft from Willamette Aviation — just be sure to check for Temporary Flight Restrictions if you are planning to fly to Olympia on an airshow day. Watch our upcoming newsletters for even more events on the summer airshow schedule!
· As our days get longer and our flying ranges extend, it's important to remind folks that Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) are serious business. Pilots should talk to briefers before all but the most routine flights, and it's not a bad idea to stay on top of things a day or two before you fly. The Flight Planning section at WillametteAir.com features several resources, including links to current NOTAM and TFR information. We recommend that pilots become familiar with the FAA's TFR Map (link), which offers a graphic representation of TFR dimensions in a given ARTCC or state. Whether it's a summer mountain fire or a VIP visit to PDX, you don't want to get caught in the air unaware.
· Finally, we'll be presenting a seven-week intensive CFI course this summer, from July 1 through Aug. 16. The course will include 45 hours of ground and 24 hours of flight training to prepare candidates for the initial CFI checkride. Pilots will learn how apply the Fundamentals of Instruction (FOI) in the flight environment, with additional emphasis on regulations, endorsements, safety, and lesson development. The course will be limited to four CFI candidates to ensure quality instruction. Please contact us for more information.


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

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



June 15: FAA medical exams (Jim Tarro M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

June 15: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)

June 15-16: Olympic Airshow (Olympia Regional)

June 22: 1100: Summer Safety Briefing: Educational Ramp Inspections (Chris Mazurkiewicz) (Willamette Aviation)

June 22: 1200: Community Potluck BBQ (Willamette Aviation)

June 29: Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels (Cottage Grove State)


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