This past month was a busy one for events at the airport. On Saturday 17 September 2016 we hosted the annual Airport Open House. We had a great turnout and though the weather early in the day prevented some of our static display aircraft from making it, we still had several interesting and vintage aircraft on display. Jim Zazas once again brought the US Navy version of the venerable AT-6 Texan to the event and he spent some time giving tours of the airplane to aviation enthusiasts young and old alike. Jim also had his award winning 1940s era Luscombe on display. In addition the Union Pines High School Navy JROTC color guard presented the flag and the Bandit Flight Team provided an opening ceremony fly-by following the national anthem.
The always popular Kid’s Zone was set up and there were plenty of kids participating in the games and activities we had available. The Moore County Humane Society had several puppies available for adoption, The Blue Pig BBQ truck was here, there were Italian Ices, and the Boy Scouts were cooking hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. We also had some new events during lunchtime. The Sophisticated Ladies performed some Broadway musical dance numbers in Hangar 1 that were enjoyed by all who attended. We also had airplane rides available once the weather cleared and as usual they were a tremendous success. Everyone had a wonderful day of fun at the airport and we are looking forward to hosting the Open House again next year!
The second activity we hosted this past month was a Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air or JOTA event on Saturday 15 October 2016. The JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world and it is held annually in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and ham radio operators around the world, the nation, and in the Scouts’ own local community. This year we were proud to host Scout Troop 1 from Southern Pines with Mr. James Johnson and his team from the Moore County Amateur Radio Society (MOCARS) for the day’s event at the airport. There were several vehicles on display that use radio communications for their operations and the Scouts had the opportunity to meet with the operators ask questions and get some hands-on experience. The MOCARS members had a ham radio set up and the scouts were able to have radio conversations with other scouts around the world. Approximately 50 Scouts attended the event they had a great time speaking with the radio operators, talking to other Scouts around the globe and getting the opportunity to talk with people in careers that use radio communications to perform their jobs.
In closing this month’s newsletter I wanted to remind everyone that on Saturday 29 October 2016 we will be hosting our second annual Trick-or-Treat at the airport event from 2 pm – 4 pm. We look forward to seeing you there for a fun afternoon!
What constitutes a loggable instrument approach?
14 CFR FAR § 61.57(c)(1-5) permits a pilot to use one of four methods to conduct and then log IAPs for currency and training:
Actual instrument conditions flown in an aircraft;
Simulated instrument flight conditions, using a view limiting device, flown in an aircraft with a safety pilot;
Simulated instrument flight conditions conducted in any FAA approved
Flight Simulator/Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which is qualified under 14 CFR part 60 as a level A-D device. Flight Training Device (FTD) which is qualified under 14 CFR part 60 as a Level 4-7 device.
Aviation Training Device (ATD) which is either an advanced training device (AATD) or a basic training device (BATD) which has an unexpired letter of authorization (LOA) issues that specifies the period time in the device that may be used for instrument training and currency.
A combination of methods 1 through 3 as prescribed by § 61.57(c)(4) or (5)
A Pilot may log an IAP for currency or training when the pilot accomplishes the IAP in accordance with the following conditions:
When conducted in an aircraft, simulator or training device the pilot must operate the aircraft or device solely by reference to instruments.
The pilot must be established on each required segment of the IAP to the DA/DH or MDA when flown in simulated IMC; or in actual instrument meteorological conditions and the aircraft transitions from IMC to VMC on the final approach segment of the IAP prior to or upon reaching MDA or DA/DH.
Except when being radar vectored to the final approach course or otherwise directed through an ATC clearance (a safety pilot or CFI may simulate ATC radar vectoring), the pilot must execute the entire IAP commencing at an initial approach fix or associated feeder route and fly the initial segment, the intermediate segment, and the final segment of the IAP. [AIM 5-4-7(e)] If the pilot completes these segments or receives vectors to the final approach course (s)he may log the IAP.
When conducted in an aircraft the flight must be conducted under actual or simulated flight conditions. i.e. a pilot cannot log an IAP for currency in an aircraft without also logging actual or simulated instrument time.
In simulated instrument flight conditions an appropriately rated and current safety pilot is required.
The FAA does not require the ceiling to be at MDA or DA/DH during a flight in IMC. When an aircraft is flying an IAP in IMC two outcomes are possible:
The aircraft will transition from IMC to VMC that allow a landing in accordance with § 91.175 or;
The aircraft will remain in IMC and execute a missed approach at the missed approach point.
In either case the pilot may document the IAP for currency. Note that the missed approach segment is the only segment that is not required to be flown for the approach to be logged to document currency. However, the flight must also include holding patterns and intercepting and tracking a course. An IP observation during Instrument Proficiency Checks (IPC) and proficiency or recurrent training is that pilots frequently demonstrate weak performance in the missed approach segment. Possible reasons: pilots establish personal minimums which preclude flying in low IMC or do not practice the MAP with safety pilots or a CFI.
Are you limited to what you can record in your logbook? Can you record instrument approach procedures that do not meet the above conditions? Do you record the meteorological conditions that exist for the flight logged? How or where do you log ground instruction received time? When would you be required to prove currency? Have you ever experienced a ramp check?
Blue Skies & Tailwinds,
Jack Stevens, ATP, MCFI-I, MEI, CSIP
FAASTeam Lead Representative , Greensboro FSDO Facebook: Jack Stevens – CFI
Friends of Moore County Airport Foundation
The Moore County Airport Authority is working to create a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation and their mission statement is as follows: The mission of the Friends of Moore County Airport is threefold: (a) to educate the general public, and particularly area youth, about the use and operation of aircraft and the Moore County Airport, (b) to provide expertise, funds, and in-kind assistance to the Moore County Airport, a facility owned by Moore County, North Carolina, and (c) to provide scholarship assistance for area youth interested in a career in aviation.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve on the board of directors for the Friends of Moore County Airport to please contact Dr. Mark Brenner.
News From CGH Technologies, Inc.
CGH Technologies, Inc., a Moore County Airport tenant, welcomes its newest employee, Dawson Stott. He will be supporting CGH’s North Carolina office located at SOP. Dawson, a recent graduate from North Carolina State University (NCSU), has his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and will be working with NCSU as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineer on the University’s Next Gen Air Transportation Consortium (NGAT) Program. His most recent work included the development of an airworthiness review procedure for unmanned aircraft vehicles to ensure airworthy performance and characteristics. He has analyzed Design Level of Assurance for detect and avoid technologies as part of the FAA UAS Center of Excellence Research Project (ASSURE Project A6) and has operated research flights as field manager and observer. He has a Class I Medical certified by FAA, has written statements of airworthiness for UAV’s, reported to FAA for flight authorization, and has worked with University and Industry Partners to further UAS national integration. He will also be getting ready to pursue his Master’s degree in the Aerospace Engineering/UAS field – so does anyone have any ideas for a Master’s thesis in that field that could include SOP?
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Next Authority Meeting
Our next regular meeting of the Moore County Airport Authority will be on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 10:00 am in second floor meeting room of the Rick Rhyne Safety Center located at the Moore County Sheriff’s Department.
HALLOWEEN AT THE AIRPORT TRUNK OR TREAT
To all Aircraft Owners…
The Moore County Airport will be hosting a Trick 0r Treat Day for the Community on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00. If you are interested in participating with your Aircraft or donating, please contact
Crystal Meyers at 910-692-3212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.