The fall season is typically a busy one for the airport with Resort traffic and also special events at the airport. In keeping true to this our past month has seen another community event with our second annual airport Trunk- or-Treat this past Halloween. On Saturday the 29th of October there were hundreds of superheroes, Jedi Knights, ghosts and goblins at the airport collecting Halloween treats. We had several of our locally based customers volunteer their time to put their airplanes on display and hand out candy to all of the Trick- or-Treaters that visited the airport.
We had a great time and there were hundreds of families that came out to visit and spend some time with us at the airport. As an added treat the Polar Ice truck was here and plenty of folks stopped by to enjoy an Italian Ice after visiting all of the airplanes.
I want to thank everyone who helped make the day such a huge success, from the airport staff, to volunteers that helped with handing out candy and especially our locally based pilots. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to help welcome the community to the airport.
Another event we had in November was the fall Young Eagles Day hosted by the airport and put on by our local EAA Chapter #1220. It was a bit of a windy day, but otherwise the weather was perfect for flying and there was an outstanding turnout. The airport Authority donated 189 gallons of 100LL fuel and the airport staff helped keep the ramp running safe and smooth. Chapter 1220 pilots flew a total of 152 Young Eagles and they reached a milestone of flying their 5,000th Young Eagle as well. The Pinecrest High School Air Force JROTC cadets did a great job helping with the registration and assisting with paperwork. Additionally, Boy Scout Troop 810 provided food and drinks, they had a very successful fund raiser and everyone had a great time.
As I close this month’s newsletter it’s hard to believe we are less than a week away from the Thanksgiving Holiday. On behalf of the entire airport staff and the Airport Authority I would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!
Mnemonics & Call-outs
Instructor Pilots emphasize written checklist disciplines, which are accomplished as do &/or flow & check patterns. Mnemonics aide and improve short term memory. Call-outs aide & provide discipline procedurally and augment crew resource management and co-ordination. CFIs also encourage clients to
“Think Out Loud” which injects several opportunities: positive sensory (auditory) feedback to the pilot; minimizes Flight Instructor guessing about what the student is doing or will do next ergo CFI talks less; raises the pilot to the highest level of learning – that of teacher; and engenders confidence in passengers that this pilot sounds like a pro.
Topic search reveals a plethora of established mnemonic and call-out lists and IPs tend to have some favorites. Some that I use are:
Autopilot: 1) Roll sync heading bug; 2) Pitch sync VS bug (VS-ALT); 3) Course GPS confirm course (NAV GPSS – autopilot mode specific)
In Range (WAAF): Weather; Altimeter, Approach Plate review & program, Frequencies Intermediate Approach Segment Flow (CRAP): CDI – source & course.
RAIM (verified & Approach Mode annunciated – Mode Annunciator verified),
Autopilot as required, Preselect Altitudes, & missed approach box reviewed
Final Approach Segment Altitude Callout: either 1) Altitude out of for DA/MDA; or 2) 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 above – DECIDE (if missed approach then 7 Cs.) Some PFDs provide altitude lead-in tapes which can be verbally acknowledged.
Missed Approach (7 Cs): Click it (A/P off), Cram it (throttles), Climb it (TOGA), Clean it (flaps), Course it (HDG bug / course needle), Confirm it (LOC -> GPS – green & green or white & white), Communicate Missed Approach (ATC)
Turns on course (6 Ts): Turn (initial heading), Time (may be n/a), Twist (confirm course), Throttle (check speed & altitude), Talk (Freq change), Toggle (autopilot as required)
IFR Lost Communications Procedure (FAR § 91.185): AVE-F-MEA (Avenue-F-MEA)
1-2-3 Rule (IFR Alternate Airport required) (FAR §91.169) : From 1 hour before to 1 hour after ETA destination, ceiling 2000’ AGl & 3 SM Visibility then Alternate is required. ETA @ Alternate 600/2 (precision approach) or 800/2 (non-precision approach.
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.
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Next Authority Meeting
Our next regular meeting of the Moore County Airport Authority will be on Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 10:00 am in the Airport Terminal Conference Room. Additionally, we will be hosting our annual Customer Appreciation Luncheon the same day at 1:00 pm so please come by and join us for lunch!