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Hudson River Fly-Out
12.26.23 Hudson River Fly-Out

We've had a great year of flying and a number of us have celebrated some fantastic aviation accomplishments.  That means it's time to celebrate and close the year out with the Annual Hudson River Fly-Out on Tuesday, December 26th.  The Hudson Corridor will amaze you--it's a trip you don't want to miss!

Last year we had about 30 airplanes participate.  Just as the lead aircraft circled the Statue of Liberty prior to exiting the corridor, our trail aircraft entered.  That means we had 30 Aviation Adventures pilots & passengers over the Hudson at one time.  The weather was perfect and plenty of controllers got to know about "SkyVentures"!

The Plan: We will meet up at Monmouth Executive (KBLM) at 10am on December 26th.  There will be a briefing at 10:30am and we plan on departing together from KBLM at 11:30am to fly up and down the Hudson River corridor.  If you anticipate getting fuel, please begin fueling promptly at KBLM to ensure an on-time departure.  During our briefing, we will discuss key points of the trip, as well as specific operational considerations for our group flying in sequence.

 

The Plane: There are plenty! Reserve one of Aviaiton Adventures' many aircraft available or fly your own.

 

The Pilot:  Visit the sign-up sheet to sign yourself up.  Take a look below to understand what is required in order to be PIC for the trip.  This trip is a great time to split some cross country time with a fellow pilot or work on a long cross-country.  Reach out to your instructor or fellow pilots to see who wants to go!  If you are a pilot with an airplane (yours or rented), please fill out your info on the sign-up sheet.

 

The Passengers:  This is an awesome opportunity to bring friends & family that may be visiting around the holidays.  If you just want to be a passenger and are looking for an avilable seat, reach out to one of the pilots on the sheet.  Alternatively, fill out your info on the "Looking for Seats" tab to indicate you'd like others to attempt to contact you.

 

PIC Requirements: 

1) You are required to take the NY SFRA course prior to entering the corridor.  Please bring the completion certificate with you on the flight.

2) You must have a current NY Terminal Area Chart (TAC) with you.  If you use ForeFlight or another EFB, please ensure you have the current NY TAC downloaded to your device before the trip.

 

SFRA Course: https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/CourseLanding.aspx?cID=79

Sign Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17qCh1_DUoAGg65_2FUvsfXj8mGJNe_LFt1hNfFLBGd8/edit?usp=sharing

VFR Proficiency Course
10.28.23 VFR Proficiency Course

We are pleased to announce another offering of the VFR Pilot Proficiency course, scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2023.  The course will be taught via Zoom from 8:00am- 12:00pm.

 

The VFR Pilot Proficiency course is designed for pilots that have been out of the ockpit for a few years, active pilots that would like to get up to speed on new developments in Part 91 flying, and student pilots working towards their Private or Commercial certificates.  Additionally, sUAS (i.e., drone pilots) interested in learning more about the national airspace system and general aviation operations will gain great value from the course.  This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with fellow pilots and receive a comprehensive refresher course on various topics that are essential to operating aircraft under Visual Flight Rules in the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area and beyond.  We plan to discuss the following topics:

- Pilot Experience, Responsibilities and Cautions

- Airworthiness, Maintenance and Inspections

- Aviation Weather, Products and Flight Planning

-Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

 

After attending the course, which costs $80, you will receive a certificate of completion indicating that you have satisfied the ground instruction requirement for the flight review per FAR 61.56.  The certificate will be accepted by any Aviation Adventures CFI within six months of the course.

 

If you would like to attend the course, please register by sending an email to kontanis@gmail.com or by calling the Aviation Adventures Manassas office at 703-530-7737 with your name, email address and a preferred phone number.  Upon receiving confirmation of payment, I will share the Zoom log-in information for the course.

Tangier Fly-Out
10.08.23 Tangier Fly-Out

Our next flyout is on October 8, 2023 to Tangier Island!  Those who joined us before will likely remember the great time we had exploring the island while grabbing some lunch.  We hope to see all of you again and perhaps some new faces, as well.

 

This time we have lunch planned at Four Brother's Crab House and Ice Cream at 1200.  This should allow time for folks to explore the island either before or after the meal, depending on what works best for you.

 

Please sign up on the Google Sheet after reserving your aircraft:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gdc2fZBXgtuDznauEHZEmxpQ-vAwyTl2NRW08e7fjt4/edit#gid=0

Fly-Out: Suffolk BBQ at KSFQ
05.06.23 Fly-Out: Suffolk BBQ at KSFQ

As we approach warmer weather, it's time to announce another fly-out!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6th and join us as we fly to Suffolk BBQ Company at KSFQ.  The plan is to arrive by 11:30am for a 12pm lunch.

If you are looking for good BBQ, a fun cross-country trip or just need an excuse to fly with friends then this is it!  There are plenty of Aviation Adventures airplanes available across our five locations, so feel free to reserve one now.

If you have rented/obtained an airplane, pleaseadd your name to the sign-up sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rblXxVB_u1xC-gG2VF7jFoZkm9jx8ggA4VRL_YHrs48/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please reach out to alex@alexseals.com.  See you there!

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