What are all those antennas for?

Hi there!  Have you ever wondered what all those antennas sticking up out of an airplane are for?  This post from AOPA and Flight Training describes the majority of antennas on small airplanes.  Any surprises?

Happy flying!

Brian

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Great video on slips

Here’s a great video lesson on forward slips and side slips by Jason at MzeroA.  It’s an excellent overview on the differences of these types of slips, and how they should be used.  Let me know if you’re interested in trying them out sometime!

Happy flying!

Brian

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Are *your* aircraft tires airworthy?

Here’s a great video from AOPA and Goodyear.  This is part of a series about aircraft tires, so after checking this out, watch the rest too.  They are informative and entertaining!

Happy flying!

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How to properly set the transponder

This is a good answer to the question “How do I set the transponder if ATC gives me a code?”  Sounds like some people have been taught to cycle the transponder to “standby”, or even to “off” before changing codes.  Check out AOPA’s video for the answer…

Happy Flying!

– Brian

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New Apollo GX-60 GPS videos!

Hi everyone.  I just found a bunch of instructional videos for the Apollo GX-60 GPS that have been posted on youtube.  This is the GPS that is installed in 05J.  These videos, along with the user guide and quick reference are very helpful in getting familiarized with the on-board GPS and COM functions.

They are the videos that came with the GPS unit when new, and they include communications, VFR navigation, and IFR navigation.  They were originally VHS tapes (remember those?).  I set up a channel on the NEFlyers youtube page so they can be found easily.  Thanks to “tdebber” on youtube for posting these!

Here they are:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBFA02D1E978F1EFB&feature=plcp

Happy flying!

– Brian

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