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Coast Flight Training will have new ground school dates for ground lab:

Private Pilot – August 2, 2010
Instrument Pilot – August 3, 2010

Ground Lab is Coast’s version of ground school. What makes Ground Lab different from other conventional ground schools is its way of making lessons funner and more “hands-on”.

Hana

Hana

Hana is a spiritual place, it looks like a rainforest but sees a good mix of sun!  The Runway winds favor runway 8, the end of the runway disappears into lava rock the falls off into the Pacific.  We landed and walked to the edge of the cliffs and watched massive waves crush into the rocks.  We shot the GPS26 with a  Circle to runway 8.  Hana is a must visit for anyone!

Immediately after departure from runway 2 the greenest and brownest earth disappeared into the bluest waters you could dream of.

The General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA) said that Cirrus Aircraft has increased its airplane deliveries and market share every year during its first quarter.

In total, worldwide general aviation airplane deliveries numbered 390 units, which meant a 15 percent drop from last year in the same period.  But GAMA said that this is to be considered an improvement juxtapose the decline that’s been experienced last year.

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Mountain Technique
1. Canyon & Drainage Routes
-Fly the windward side, never up the middle of a canyon.
-Scan for opposite direction traffic.

2. Ridge/Pass Crossing
-Terrain Clearance: at least 1,000 feet AGL.
-Always identify your “escape” paths as early as possible.
-Approach at 45 degrees; exit at 90 degrees.

Descent And Landing Procedures
1. Know the pattern or approach track for the destination field.
2. Determine a safe go-around trang for the destination. Remember, as go-around may not be possible!
3. Fly a stabilized approach at appropriate IAS.
4. Plan the touchdown at 1,0000feet from the start of useable runway.
5. CLOSE YOUR FLIGHT FLIGHT PLAN(& give a final PIREP when you do!)

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Wheat Group

Do you want to fly but don’t have the time to learn?  Many of our clients are working professionals that mix the pleasure of flying with business.  The picture above is The Wheat Group using the Professional Pilots of Coast.  Our client made a round trip flight to LA in 1:30 to pick up a family member!  This saves a lot of time when trying to fight rush hour between San Diego and LA!  To learn more check out Coast Access Program.

In a cooperative  effort to boost the pilot population and to spread the wonder and joy of experiencing flight, the Experimental Aircraft Association with pilots, companies, governments and organizations around the world  declared May 15 2010 as International Learn to Fly Day.

Learn to Fly

Coast Flight Training is proud to take part in this glorious celebration of aviation and will have pilots on standby all day for introductory flights.

A few weeks ago I visited 8 flight training centers in San Diego Southern California (SoCal) area. I wanted to get my private pilot’s and IFR certification at a sound school and, at the same time, to have the opportunity to enjoy training in modern, safe and reasonably new aircraft. Unfortunately these requirements were hard to meet given the fact that most schools are equipped with 20 to 30 year old aircraft, mainly Cessnas 172.

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Topics covered during the Standard Course consist of Physics of the Atmosphere, Respiration/Circulation, Hypoxia/Hyperventilation, Trapped Gas Problems, Evolved Gas Disorders, Vision, and Human Factors. All academics are taught in the morning followed by a lunch break.  The altitude chamber flight profile for the Standard course consists of a FAA Type I profile to 25,000’. After each person experiences his or her individual hypoxia symptoms at this altitude, descent is made to 18,000’ where they undergo a Loss of Night Vision Acuity demonstration.  This is followed by descent to ground level, a question and answer period, and the presentation of certificates.
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