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Hudson River Flyout
12.27.20 Hudson River Flyout

We are excited to announce that our December fly out will be the Hudson River down the Bravo corridor on Sunday, December 27th. If you still have family in town from the holidays, this would be a great trip to bring them on and keep the festivities going. Also, this trip is ideal for commercial students who need XC hours and anyone just looking for cool places to go and time build! We plan on meeting up at Monmouth Executive (KBLM) at 11:00. There will be a brief at 11:30 and we plan on departing together from KBLM at 12:30.

In order to go on this fly out, you need to have completed the NY SFRA course. Here is the link: https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?cID=79&sID=387&searchresults=true&preview=true. If you would like an instructor on board to help you manage the airspace, our instructors would love to ride along and help you out with any questions! Again, just right down in the "comment" section if you would like an AVAD instructor on board.

Attached below is the sign up sheet for the Hudson event. Please add the appropriate information in the fields provided and let us know if you are able/willing to take any additional passengers.  

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3ScaqhWV5JiESZ6Lp7v16MyZG4pwUMl4uCXaIrjvzE/edit?usp=sharing

Kentmorr Flyout
11.15.20 Kentmorr Flyout

We hope you join us flying into the grass strip of 3W3 on Sunday, November 15th. We plan on meeting up at 12:00 and eating at the Kentmorr Restaurant & Crab House for lunch. If you have never flown into a grass strip, or you're a little rusty on soft field landings, this is a perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills. We have a few instructors still available if you would like to have one on board. If you would like an instructor, just ask in the "comment" section of the sign up sheet.

If on Sunday the 15th the grass on the field is not suitable for landings, we plan on going to Bay Bridge (W29) and eating at the Bay Bridge Grill at 12:00 as a backup.

Attached below is the sign up sheet for the Kentmorr event. Please add the appropriate information in the fields provided and let us know if you are able/willing to take any additional passengers.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C9tsxB3qHnC5xsxDrg3Qv-OY8HPlHXp0emKUSfIGTPk/edit?usp=sharing

Rusty VFR & IFR Pilot Seminars
11.07.20 Rusty VFR & IFR Pilot Seminars

Aviation Adventures is pleased to announce the 2020 edition of the VFR and IFR Rusty Pilot course, now offered through Zoom!  The VFR course is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020 and the IFR course is scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020.  The courses will be taught from 8:00am - 12:00pm.

This course is designed for pilots that have been out of the cockpit 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.  We plan to discuss the following topics:

-Pilot Experience, Responsibilities and Cautions

-Airworthiness, Maintenanace, and Inspection

-Airports, Airspace and SFRA Procedures

-Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

-Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

The IFR course is designed for pilots who already have, or are in pursuit of, an instrument rating.  The course is designed to provide a review of instrument procedures for each phase of flight and will have a "procedural" focus with a goal to give pilots a better understanding of the "why" behind the procedures versus just the "how" they are flown.  We will mostly use local airports and procedures as examples during the course, but there will be a few examples of interesting procedures used in other areas of the US.  Topics will include:

-Departure Procedures

-En Route Procedures

-Arrival Procedures

-Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

-Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

These courses offer a fantastic opportunity to engage with fellow pilots in a virtual environment and receive a comprehensive refresher course on various topics that are essential to operating aircraft under VFR and IFR in the Washington DC SFRA and beyond.

Each course costs $60, but if you register for both, the total cost is $100.  Advance payment is required to receive the Zoom log-on information for these courses.  Please arrange payment with the Aviation Adventures Manassas office by calling or via email (703-530-7737; khef@aviationadventures.com).

Hot Springs Fly-In
10.25.20 Hot Springs Fly-In

Once again, we are planning another great adventure for our club members!  We hope that many of you will be able to join us for a trip out to Hot Springs (KHSP) on Sunday, October 25th.  Right now, the plan is to meet up at the airport and go on a group hike while enjoying the fall faliage at almost 4000 feet MSL!  Hot Springs is a beautiful airport situated at the peak of the Appalachian Mountains, and just a stone's throw from the Hidden Valley trail, where we'll be taking our hike.

Please plan to meet at KHSP on Sunday, October 25th at 1100 so we can get started on our hike without delay.  Also, be sure to bring water and a lite snack, if desired, as there will be no amenities available on site.

Please let us know you are coming by signing up here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1C9tsxB3qHnC5xsxDrg3Qv-OY8HPlHXp0emKUSfIGTPk/edit?usp=sharing

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