News and Opinion
The End of the National Championship Air Races at the Reno-Stead Airport
My take on the March 9th announcement that the Reno Air Races will conduct their last event at the Reno-Stead Airport in 2023.
NTSB Releases a General Aviation Accident Dashboard
The NTSB has made it a bit easier for the general public to search the NTSB general Aviation Accident database.
Some Restrictions Lifted for Pilots Using BasicMed
Effective in May 2023 pilots operating under BasicMed will be able to act as required crew members.
Truckee-Tahoe Airshow 2022
It was a fun day at the Truckee-Tahoe Airshow. There were lots of families enjoying the outing looking at the aircraft on display and watching the airshow.
More Traffic Pattern Decisions
At the end of the last article I was returning from the practice area to land at the Stead Airport (KRTS). The winds on departure, according to the AWOS, were 110/8 and I had selected Runway 08 as my departure runway. At that time there was no other traffic operating at the airport. Since I […]
Decisions in the Traffic Pattern
I managed to get a short flight in over the weekend – only about 45 minutes but that was enough. I wanted to fly on Saturday because a weak cold front was forecast to pass through on Sunday and to pick up the winds a bit (it did). A series of circumstances resulted in not […]