Jackson County Floridan
02 TOYOTA TUNDRA 06 Dodge Stratu SXT Access Cab . reserved seats, "Meet The Serving S. Alabama, S. Georgia Artist" receptions, CRAA arts calendar - University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. A goat producers meeting k\ ill be held at Calhoun County AA meets 7 p.m., Calhoun County Old Ag Bldg. west door .. in the cra\\ of many. 0 Down Toyota Camry - University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. By Steve Carmody • Feb 7, By Michigan Radio Newsroom • Feb 4, Organic Pizza in Ann Arbor, where CRAA meets every Wednesday for jam sessions. Toyota invests $million in new safety research center in Ann Arbor.
Fees may apply for wedding, engagement, anniversary and birth announcements. Forms are available at the Floridan offices. Photographs must be of good quality and suitable for print. The Floridan reserves the right to edit all submissions. To report an error, please call Monday-Friday. Ann Thrift Store, 2nd Ave. Chipola Regional Arts Association meet- ing For more info contact Anita Price at pricea chipola. Sewing Circle 1 p.
Jackson County School Board Meeting-4 p. School Board meeting room, Jefferson St. Agenda on district website www. Marianna High School Project Graduation meeting All parents please plan to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous Closed Meeting p. Everyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome.
Learn hands-on training for electronic preparation and filing of tax returns free. If interested in volunteering call Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide non- profit organization based at Ohio State University and ded- icated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles to the transportation industry, government, and the general public.
Previously, CRAA had relied on retrofits to reduce vehicle emissions; however, the retrofit process was proving to be unsatisfactory. The coalition had made the decision to rely on propane bus purchases rather than retrofitting. More recently, Clean Fuels Ohio approached CRAA about participating in a project to obtain funding for electric vehicle recharging stations.
CRAA applied the grant funds it received through Clean Cities Ohio to the incremental costs of the propane fuel system. The resulting cost savings permitted CRAA to increase the number of buses purchased from four or five the number usually purchased under normal replacement cycles to eight. In addition, as the grantee Clean Fuels Ohio assumed much of the burden of complying with administrative and reporting requirements for the grants. However, the volume of fuel consumed by the parking shuttle fleet would not have been sufficient to sup- port a CNG refueling station.
Three more vehicles were funded for installation of auxiliary power units. CRAA is funding a third initiative without any outside fund- ing sources.CRAA MEET-CHESS OPENING PART fabula-fantasia.info
To reduce vehicle fuel consumption during warm weather months, CRAA leases and operates golf carts instead of gasoline-powered pickup trucks to provide on-airport trans- portation. The fuel cost savings pay for the cost of the leases. A business had identified a brownfield site for redevelopment into an office building, and the cleanup project had been determined to be highly ranked for funding under the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund program CORF.
All that was required was to identify an eligible public agency to serve as project applicant. CRAA was eligible and agreed to apply for the grant. As the applicant, CRAA received the grant funds after the award of the grant. A fourth air- port, Los Angeles International Airport LAXwas part of the original consortium of airports, but it is no longer participating in the program and did not take any funds.
When it became evident that the airports individ- ually could not generate a sufficient number of projects to meet the minimum grant requirement, the concept of CALSTART serving as the applicant was discussed. The original standard specified CNG vehicles. To overcome resistance to the mandate, the Port began to provide incentives. One form of incentive was cash assistance for the purchase of CNG vehicles. For other vehi- cles, the allowance was larger.
A second incentive directed to taxi operators was provided in the form of improved access to the airport. This policy was waived for CNG vehicles, enabling daily operations at the airport.
The Port applied for the grants on behalf of the operators and disbursed the grant funds once received. Camping available under wing.
Ph Garry JellyJohn Barber Meals and refreshments including breakfast until Sunday. Camping only, hot and cold showers available on course.
Please note the venue change this year. Craig Justo or visit http: Bbq with hot and cold drinks from 8. Fundraising for Royal Flying Doctor Service. Contact Bob Rankin Float Planes, Flying Boats, Amphibian. August star letter In favour of free, fair and full disclosure I am pleased with the tone of the new magazine, particularly the way in which member contributions are sought. So I am quietly hopeful that now, in the new format, we have a genuine philosophical flagship for the association, one representing all points of view.
For my first contribution, I want to raise a very important matter for RA-Aus aircraft owners and pilots. This is the matter of full disclosure. I edit a newsletter for my local club. In so doing, I probably have more information coming my way than most people.
Twice in the past two years, I have been told disappointing stories about people who bought an aircraft only to find out later they had been told far less than the whole truth at the time of purchase. Some people might think this should be simply an exercise in the principle of buyer beware. Selling an aeroplane is not like selling other stuff. In one of these instances, the seller sold an aircraft so badly repaired after a forced landing it was potentially dangerous.
As pilots, we spend part of our lives in an environment we are not naturally accustomed to. We rely on sophisticated systems and elaborate equipment, but mostly on shared knowledge, to safely indulge our common passion. If there is one underlying, sacrosanct principle upon which aviation safety has come to depend, it is the principle of full disclosure. Why trade your integrity for a few lousy dollars? There is more to be being a pilot than simply knowing how to fly.
We are part of a fraternity which goes back more than a century. We should give each other the full story. It means telling any potential buyer everything they need to be told. That should be everything you would want to be told if you were in the same situation.
The seller could leave also themselves open to expensive legal action if the buyer can prove they knew of a potential defect and said nothing. Also, an Aircraft Condition Report must be completed by a level 2 each time an aircraft is sold. See RA-Aus technical manual for details. Great Prize Letters to the editor Each month the editor chooses one of the Letters to the Editor to win a great prize.
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This edition, the Star letter writer will receive some great RA-Aus pilot gear. I took a picture of my daughter which really shows the joy of flying in a young face - a photo too good to not share. One of the great pleasures my dad shared and shares with me was the joy of flying and I enjoy sharing it with him still - we went Cardinal Flying together yesterday. I have to report it is even a greater joy to now be sharing and cultivating this passion in my own children.
As normal, they both loved it. Amelia had a total ball and I was able to get a pic which says it all. This is how you pass on a love of flying - just look at her face! Amelia is 6 years old in June and we have been Drifter flying since she was just over 2 years old - increasing the excitement slowly from the first short taxi to a circuit, now today when we go everywhere and she just does not want to land yet, daddy.
Don't you miss the wind in your hair, sun on your face, the view from an open cockpit at low level? There is no fun flying like a Drifter flying on a good day.
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Back in the last century, I handed out scores of Drifter and Quicksilver learn-tofly scholarships to young people at high schools and universities. I loved the work and met kids from all over Australia. I canvassed Queensland Premier, Sir Joh, a pilot, and top Air Force brass for them to give scholarships, so the kids could say they had received the "Wing Commander We usually ran two-week camps at Deniliquin or Tocumwal, where kids could get their licences in two full holiday school camps.
They went for it from daylight to dusk. We all loved it. Showing them the joy it can bring. Seeing the joy on Amelia's face says it all. Your kids or maybe your club get together?
Send a photo as a jpeg attachment and a short explanation to editor sportpilot. We ran three camps, one at Gatton and two at Clifton. We are always asking the University for help in finding funds to run more, but money is tighter these days. Some of the kids I started in flying are now airline pilots.
Four of my own children are pilots, one is a chopper pilot, another a regional airlines pilot and two are recreational pilots. Share it with the members and not only will you get it off your chest. You could win some great pilot gear. Every month, one Letter to the Editor will be chosen for a special prize.
By the way - the editor reserves the right to edit Letters to the Editor to shorten them to fit the space available or in case of libel.
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I feel it is important to point out there is no catch-all technique which applies to all aircraft. The same reduced flap technique can be used for tail-draggers but for different reasons.
In a tail-dragger, you have the option of approaching fast, driving the mains on and making them stick regardless of flap setting. However, the problem in a tail-dragger is lowering the tail, which, with full flap extended, might cause you to inadvertently commit aviation again.
And could lead soon afterwards to the committing of agriculture. But for myself, in a nasty cross wind, a reduced flap landing, considering equipment, surface and conditions, is one of my preferred options.
Trying facilitated by the aviation guru - Professor Avius to push a tricycle geared aircraft nose wheel onto the ground is a recipe for Angry wind disaster. The main wheels must touch down first. The main landing gear is the strongest, so it can soak up impact forces and side loads. With the main wheels on the ground the aircraft is stable. Only then can you lower the nose and thereby reduce the lift so the aircraft will stay on the ground. The following is copy of an email I received from William Lane.
Early in my flying career, I was taught a crosswind landing technique by a flying instructor who today is one of the most accomplished flying instructors in Australia.
The common technique taught is to approach with reduced flap at increased speed, which results in a higher touchdown speed, usually with maximum lift flap. This results in reduced friction between the landing gear and the ground — commonly causing loss of control. The alternative technique I have taught for over 40 years is to approach with full flap and maximum drag — as slow as possible for the prevailing conditions.
This requires considerable power which improves control. A combination of tracking and sideslip is used. Ample rudder control is available to straighten the aircraft due to the higher power settings. Closing the throttle allows a minimum speed touchdown with maximum friction between the landing gear and the ground.
In extreme conditions, retracting flap and differential braking may be required to assist directional control. As a GA and RA instructor, I have trained many professional and private pilots in this technique and know it works best and virtually eliminates loss of control after landing. I have always tried to encourage my students by insisting there is nothing wrong with a firm landing. The objective is a reliable transition from flight to ground: If it happens to be a greaser, well and good, but what you must avoid is a skipping, bouncing, wallowing, porpoiseing, landing.
William is on the right track with the technique he discusses. I have quite a few flight manuals, both GA and RA, and most of them state something similar to this: This yaw may be strong enough to overcome the normal stability created by having the main wheels behind the centre of gravity.
If we increase the approach speed, we will by necessity, have to decrease pitch attitude. Then we run the risk of not being able to get the mains on first. To be flying one second and rolling the next, the mains must touch down first which can only be done at a higher approach speed with a little less flap or even none at all. Somebody is bound to point out airliners do not use reduced flap. A 20kt cross wind in a at kts is barely noticeable.
The nose wheel landing wheelbarrow is the main problem. This defeats the purpose of the slow speed approach and sets you up for a big wheelbarrow or ballooning.
Land flapless if you think the situation warrants it. There is also no substitute for practice. And remember, there are three simple rules to making a smooth landing.
Unfortunately no one knows exactly what they are. On landing, after nose wheel touchdown, light back pressure is applied to the control column. This back pressure is maintained until the aircraft is at taxiing speed. Careful use of the control column will ensure the nose wheel does not leave the ground again. But, even if it does, it is still better than pressing the stick forward and trying to keep straight with heavy pressure on the nose wheel. Nothing is more guaranteed to cause landing difficulties than that.
Most flight manuals recommend partial flap for a crosswind landing, but I advocate full flap. It allows the aircraft to approach at a slower speed with improved visibility and importantly, a shorter floating period.
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I recommend the use of the normal approach speed and indeed, slightly higher if the conditions are very gusty with strong windshear. After the February magazine, I received the following email. When I did my GA CPL training I was encouraged to get the engine started as soon as possible then do as many pretake off checks as possible while taxying to the run up bay. The philosophy being that the engine needs to warm up before run up and several checks need aircraft movement ie brakes, gyros, compass to be done properly.
This seems to be the best use of the time and I have always done it this way. Name withheld by request Comment: During training for a Commercial Licence an instructor could emphasise the need to save the operator time and this may involve doing some checks on the run. But in the RA-Aus, the difference in time is negligible when set against the safety benefit of doing the checks while holding. When holding there is less likelihood of losing control, less likelihood of missing an essential check and certainly the pilot will be less likely to feel rushed and ill prepared.