We all had a fun time yesterday! Three airplanes from N87, and several from N14 made it to TGI yesterday.Both clubs appeared to have filled the population with the crowd we had! Only small bummer to this trip was not being able to see the w gang enough, but that’s OK! Both clubs arrived safe, and sound, and only had minor delays departing. (Medivac ops, and someone had issues starting their plane from the W)
To recap-We ate lunch at Waterfront restaurant, scrolled into the museum, and spent ALOT of time on the beach, (or at least admiral spent two hours in the water, fun!) The flight down, and back was uneventful! I stopped for gas on the way down at SBY (Salisbury Md) and was asked to ‘expedite my approach to land on Rwy 34 for a Seneca following me’ Seriously??? A Tomahawk speeding on final??? The arrival at Tangier was a thrill too. I had to go around due to an Arrow cutting in front of me on final for runway 20 of which winds where really favoring 2.(We even gave Pax approach a work out on both legs due to the volume of traffic.) Manny and I made it back to N87 around 630 with no issues going home, and had a good day worth of flying! Please send pictures when you all get a chance, and will see everyone at the meeting! Thanks for coming out yesterday, and glad you had a good time!
Hi Fellow Members of MFC. My son and I drove my VW to the Reading WWII airshow on Saturday June 4th. The traffic was backed up on Rt 222 for 5 miles, but the police were directing the traffic. It went pretty well, considering the amount of cars that were there. We had to park at remote parking lots and get a bus. The busses were fairly new and were clean and most of all ran often. We didn’t have to wait too long for the bus. And the best thing of all they didn’t charge for parking, or for the bus. Admission was $24 for an adult. Sorry no senior discounts.
This event is billed as ” The largest and most well-known event of its type anywhere in the world”. I believe it . This year there was some 1,500 reenactors, about 80 aircraft, and 200 military vehicles. About 30 flew in the show. Some of the planes that took to the sky were fighters like a British Spitfire, a Corsair, and the beloved P-51 Mustang. And some of the bombers were B-25 Mitchell, a B-17 Flying Fortress, and the grandaddy of them all “FIFI” the only flying B-29 Superfortress in the world. Rides on a War Bird are available. On a B-25 will run you $450 for 30 min, a B-17 will be $450 for a 25 minute flight, a B-29 go for $600 to $1300 for 30 min, and any of you that have deep pockets a 20 minute ride starts at $1500 up to $2400 for a 40 minute ride of your life in the North American P-51D “Mustang”. Don’t eat anything before going on this. There are some lesser rides like a Stearman trainer for $175 for 20 minutes. This would be a great fly out for MFC or any other club that wants to come along. Lets plan to go Saturday June 2nd with a rain date of June 3rd 2012.
June 26th! We have a big trip planned of which is weather permitting.Free flight Aviation based at the Flying W Airport, and our club have agreed to team up for a joint trip to Tangier Island VA. Our club has had its best outings in Tangier! Our departure time is 10am, and we will look to spend the day with folks that look to be extended friends with us pilots!
Our future pro Pilot Jeremy, is having a birthday being hosted by his dad Tuesday June 21st at N87! Party time is late in the afternoon around 5ish. (Check ride is that day too)
Meeting is also on the 17th at 7pm over at Airmods. Any topic to hat about will provide a livleyness in our crowd alongwith food, and drinks! See everyone soon! Lets keep flying baby, and give MFC a rocking month! Dave.
May has sprung! I hope you hearty Airmen are keeping your wings level. This month, is national ‘Learn to fly month’. Take someone up flying that has never been in a small aircraft before, and most importantly, make them join MFC! On May 7th, LNS is having a Ralley, and so is Queen City Airport of which both are located in PA. Thier is also an open house occuring at MT. Pocono Airport at the end of the month. Maybe we can make a trip out of that event? Just an idea. At anyrate, our meeting is on the 20th at 7pm over at Airmods. Thats your listing of May events. I
I was looking at finishing my commercial requirements ASAP and in the interests of only spending the money I have to, here’s what I was thinking:
Since I need about 23 additional hours to meet the 250 hour total time requirement, I was thinking I would take advantage of using a simulator instead of paying for an aircraft for as much of that time as possible.
At Airmods, this cuts the cost from $110+ to $15 per hour. I still need another 7 hours of complex instruction, so that brings the number of hours I could do in the simulator to about 16. The way I see it, that saves at least $1520 that I can put toward the more expensive complex dual time.
That being said, please offer any thoughts you all have on making a constructive experience out of 16 hours of simulator time. . . .
I am very sorry once again that the ACY trip got canceled. Mother nature certainly is a bitch, isn’t she??? Your admiral hasn’t event had a chance today to contact the tour guide for alternative dates!! Here is whats in store this month. Our meeting is going to on an unusual date this month. We will meet this month on the 22nd. Its a Friday, and technically past the third week of this month. However, we have a confirmed special guest who is well known to this area.
Good seal CFII, ATP, FAST rep, and SAFE rep Brian Robbins will be venturing out to N87 to speak about his position with these organizations, and what they entail. Brian checked me out in Mikes Tomahawk last winter, and found him to someone worth while approaching, and inviting to one of our functions. I saw that some of us are interested in attending ‘Top Gun on Imax’. How about a group hangout night of one of the listings Tony posted? -Dave.
On April 8th! Our club will be making its way to the Atlantic City International Airport tech center. The facility is an FAA run facility, and we will see how FAA tests nav aids, saftey items, and things of that sort. We have a time slot of 11am. For those attending, leave your departure point at 9amsh. So far, we have a small group confirmed to go. Anyone is welcome to attend! We will park at Mid Atlantic Jet Center, and hitch a ride va van to the facility. Its about 1.7 flight time total for this trip, and
There is only one person in my life that I can say had my life in his hands – on more than one occasion. There is only one person that I can say has saved my life. There are few people who have played such a profound role in one of my greatest passions. And there are few people who are so deserving of the great things that are to come.
Today I learned that my CFI is moving on to the “majors” – a bitter sweet moment for me. No more LONG cross country flights to some of the nation’s busiest airports. No more threading red paint, or just-in-time landings. No more busted trim cables and 0/0 takeoffs – at least not with my CFI.
For him, now flying through ATL Class B will be just an everyday thing. “Maintain 150 kts until FAF” will no longer illicit a raised eyebrow. Instead, he’ll be shaking his head at GA guys like me trying to squeeze into the sequence at CLT or RIC right at push.
I just hope that the pilot sitting to the left of this newly minted first officer realizes the honor that has been bestowed upon him. The only better wish I could have for him is that he got his gig with Continental that I could have the honor of being on one his flights (plus, maybe he’d let me ride in the jump seat).
The Tangier Island fly out on June 26th was a success. Three airplanes from N87 lifted off about 9 AM with six club members and two friends of Chris Berry’s. A good time was had by all. Michael Lee’s crab report to ACY Approach on the way down said it all ” The crab cakes are excellent ”.