Southern Florida ADIZ Flying to the Dry Tortugas

Over the New Year’s holiday, I flew to Key West, Florida, which is an awesome destination if you are looking for fun places to fly in south Florida. Warm weather in the 80s and warm water greeted us while the rest of the United States which was experiencing average temperatures around 30-40°F. After a weekend of jet skiing, parasailing. SCUBA diving, and sunset cruises, not to mention experiencing...
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Airfoil Icing

On Sunday, daylight savings time ended, and the reality of less daylight is evident in the colder weather we are experiencing. October’s blog article discussed frost and polished frost. November brings cooler nights and a higher likelihood for much of the lower 48 of experiencing freezing rain or even snow. If your aircraft is parked outside, you should inspect all the airfoils to ensure there isn...
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1-Minute Ground School – the Elusive Microburst

In this week’s 1-Minute Ground School, we will be discussing the elusive microburst. Don't be fooled by the name - there is nothing small about a microburst. Being caught in a microburst exposes an aircraft to immense windshear and can be catastrophic. Due to its significant downdraft, you will find that a small aircraft may not be capable of escaping a microburst. Let's dive into a description of...
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Electrical fires in flight

Settling back into Gleim life this past week following a fantastic, though hectic Oshkosh, I noticed that one particular model airplane was getting a lot of flight time around our house: a wonderful old diecast DC-9 we found on a morning stroll through the Air Venture marketplace. This morning, I watched my oldest son zooming it in clear for a seemingly never-ending sequence of touch-and-gos on...
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