Saturday, December 3, 2016

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

FAAST Blast – SAFO Issued for Helicopter Hover Checks, New Drone Safety Video, Breaking Bad in Aviation
Notice Number: NOTC6910

FAAST Blast — Week of Nov 28, 2016 – Dec 04, 2016
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
Safety Alert Issued for Helicopter Hover Checks
            Earlier this month, the FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) that emphasizes the importance of utilizing checklists and specifically performing stabilized hover checks before departure in a helicopter. A review of helicopter incidents and accidents over the past five years has identified several accidents where a loss-of-control (LOC) was encountered immediately after liftoff while light on the skids/gear, or from other issues caused by missed checklist items. Some of the recommended actions in the SAFO are to always use an appropriate checklist to ensure proper takeoff configuration and, unless otherwise prohibited by environmental conditions, always perform a hover check prior to takeoff.
            To view the SAFO, visit
New Drone Safety Video Released
            If you’re one of the lucky people who gets a drone for a holiday gift, the FAA wants you to know how to fly it safely. The agency has released a new video reminding everyone of the rules and regulations that safe drone pilots must follow.
The video stresses that whether you fly your drone for recreation or business, safety is everybody’s responsibility. And that means following the rules:
  • Don’t fly over people and respect the privacy of anyone on the ground.
  • Don’t fly near other aircraft or in restricted airspace, such as “No Drone Zones.”
The video also tells you how to get the FAA’s B4UFLY smartphone app that provides the latest information about airspace restrictions wherever you intend to fly your drone. The bottom line: Safe flying is what smart drone pilots do.
Breaking Bad
            Ever wondered what to do when you see an airman doing something they shouldn’t? Whether they are skimping on the preflight, or buzzing the local wildlife, watching a fellow aviator do something wrong and potentially put their life in danger can be a distressing experience. Sabrina Woods’ “Breaking Bad” gives a bit of insight into navigating that fine (and often necessary) line between buddy and butt-in-ski. You can find a mobile-friendly version of the article here in the Nov/Dec issue of FAA Safety Briefing
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

GPS Interference Testing -Charleston, SC

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FLIGHT ADVISORY GPS INTERFERENCE TESTING December 4-13, 2016 - Off the coast of Charleston, SC.
Notice Number: NOTC6912

December 4-13, 2016
Off the coast of Charleston, SC.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Price Reduced: Updated 11-22-2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Plane For Sale Posted 3-19-2016

2003 RV-9A N42AH DSCN0831 | by lancer_43
Having been the third owner of this fantastic time machine, which I purchased in 2008, it is now time for it to find it a new home and make room for my new to me RV-10.
Fill it up with gas, people and baggage on a hot day and enjoy the 0-360’s performance.
Aircraft has always been hangered under my ownership.
Aircraft located at SC99 near Columbia, SC
Asking price $87,500
Serial Number 90507
412.2 Hobbs
Base white with blue, silver and red vinyl strips
New Odyssey PC680 Battery
2-axis electric trim with auto trim control for pitch (located on both control sticks)
Piper style APU plug (under instrument panel)
Wig Wag Landing/Taxi Light controller
Whelen 3 point strobes w/nav lights
Dynon unheated AOA pitot
Brakes pilot side only
Removable co-pilot stick
Extended nose wheel tow bar attachment points
Wing root aileron control rod boots
Anti-Splat Nose Job
Anti-Spat Lip Skid
Anti-Splat Nose wheel bearing mod
Anti-Splat Vertical stabilizer mod
Duckworks Leading Edge HID landing and taxi lights
Empty Weight 1102 lbs.
Gross Weight 1750 lbs.
Useful Load 648 lbs.
Lycoming 0-360-A1D
589.6 hours SMOH
Dual heat muffs
1 E-MAG P Model 114 Series ignition with NGK Iridium BR8EIX plugs
1 Slick 4370 mag
B & C Specialty Products Starter
Plane Power Alternator
Niagra 2002A Oil Cooler
Precision MA4-5 Carburetor
Oil cooler shutter door w/ cabin control
Anti-Splat Oil Separator
Anti-Splat Complete Vacuum Kit w/safety bypass kit
Reiff oil pan heater pad w/built in plug
Sensenich Metal fixed pitch prop 72FM859-1-85
Dynamically Balanced
Cloth seats
Crow 5 Point Harness
Instrument Panel:
Dynon EFIS D100
Dynon EMS D10
Dynon AOA
Dynon HS-34 HSI Expansion Module
Garmin GNC 300XL TSO GPS/Com (Certified IFR for Enroute, Terminal and non-precision approaches)
Garmin GPSMAP 696 w/XM Weather
Garmin Annunciator MD-41
Garmin GTX 327 TSO-certified Mode C digital transponder
Trio EZ-Pilot Autopilot
Trio EZ-3 Altitude Control w/VS & Altitude Preselect w/Auto Trim
Zaon XRX Traffic Receiver (displayed on Garmin 696)
Vertical Card Compass
Xcom 2 place intercom
Autopilot switchable between GNC 300XL and Garmin 696
12 volt accessory plug
Aux audio input
Ameri King AK-450 ELT
Map Box
Micro-Trak RTG APRS Transmitter (Amateur radio license required)
Electric fuel primer
Stein Air Aluminum Vents
Canopy cover
Koger canopy sliding sun shade
Anti-Splat Ultimate Gust Lock
Anti-Splat Axel & Nose Fork Nut Wrench
Entry/exit hand holds
Easy removal canopy modification with extender canopy rail
Oxygen system with regulator and cockpit quick disconnect fittings.
Aircraft tow bar
Aircraft will come with fresh conditional inspection and IFR cert ready to fly
Link to aircraft pictures
Vans Aircraft RV-9A Specifications
Steve Crimm
404-452-6469 Cell

Friday, August 7, 2015

House For Sale - Whiteplains Plantation

Whiteplains Plantation Home for sale:    #361 Whiteplains place.   Custom home with unusual features.   3 bedrooms,   2 baths, 2 car garage, unique vestibule and tower bedroom.  Computer office,  open concept living area.  Large master Suite / walk in closet.  Screened back porch with small deck.  Side yard fenced for pets.   Hangar is 42 w by 34 d.   1 acre.   New in last 3 years…HW tank,..Updated landscaping, Stainless stove and fridge, granite counter tops,  HVAC in hangar,  re-vamped irrigation system…For details / price Contact Ed Fisher    …cell   330-518-8383,  or e-mail at

Posted on 8/7/2015 

9-22-2015 Update:  Price Reduced to $254,900.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

1965 Mooney 2 1/4 Shares for Sale

For more information contact: Brett Parks     (803) 454-9526