Willamette Aviation News

March 2020


IFR Flight Planning at This Month's Second Saturday!

If you have an Instrument Rating, then you know how much work goes into planning and completing an IFR flight. And if you're thinking about getting an instrument rating, you probably wonder how the workload differs from cross-country flights in visual conditions. At this month's Second Saturday Seminar, Willamette Aviation CFI Peter Neel will present IFR: Planning & Flight, which will offer a detailed review of operations in IMC. The seminar's flight scenario will cover the departure, en route and arrival phases, with additional emphasis on preparation, currency, proficiency, regulatory compliance, efficiency, and safety within the IFR structure. If you think an instrument rating might be in your future, don't miss this one!
This month's Second Saturday gets underway on March 14 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 pleased to announce that our twin-engine Piper Apache has returned to service after receiving a few new upgrades. Whether you're looking to add a multi-engine rating to your certificate, complete a Flight Review, or you simply want to gain time and experience in a reliable cross-country airplane, the Apache is a sensible, affordable choice. With two 160-hp engines, dorsal-fin stabilizers, and a one-piece windscreen, it's a large, stable trainer. Recent improvements include new propellers, as well as dual alternators (replacing the original generators). And our custom paint is perfect for any summer trip. Please contact us or talk to one of our CFIs about logging time in the Apache!
· Are you planning to complete a Flight Review during 2020? The FAA requires all active pilots to complete a Flight Review (formerly the Biennial Flight Review or "BFR") every 24 calendar months, which requires time spent on the ground and in the air. As the change in seasons brings us better weather and longer days, pilots often plan to "shake off the rust." Some are due for a Flight Review this year, while others have been away from flying and are ready to return. If you're uncertain where to start, a good place is the AOPA's The Flight Review section on their website, which covers legal requirements, aircraft, and alternates to the Flight Review. Please also make time to contact us at Willamette Aviation or drop by, so that we can put you in contact with a flight instructor and help you create a plan that's right for you.


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 14: 1100: Second Saturday Seminar: IFR Flight Planning (CFI Peter Neel) (Willamette Aviation)

March 19: FAA medical exams (Janice Buenafe M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)

March 21: Monthly meeting, International Aerobatic Club, Oregon Chapter (Willamette Aviation)

March 28: FAA medical exams (Janice Buenafe M.D.) (Willamette Aviation)


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23115 Airport Road NE
Aurora, Oregon 97002