This show is chock full of useful goodies, starting first with a flying story from Victoria about a bird strike on landing. We discuss many areas of this topic from national statistics to reporting bird strikes to the FAA. Then Carl share his recent experience flying the Redbird FMX full motion general aviation flight simulator. So let’s jump right into it.
- Autumn Airshow – October 13th, 2013 brings the 40th annual Ducksford Autumn Airshow in Cambridgeshire, England. This historic airfield will feature a display of Sea Furys, Spitfires, and Hurricane Hunters, including some aerial demonstrations. Venture out for a day of aviation history.
- SUN ‘n FUN Wings n Things – Youth Aerospace Weekend, from October 25th-27th, introduces people to the world of aviation. Kids from ages 7 to 18, free flights for first time youth fliers, an F-18 simulator, camping, scout badges, including a chance to meet an astronaut. Your child will adore you for this.
- LIVE From Meigs Field Chicago – Len sits down with Jon Kessinger to talk about his passion for aviation, the background and mission of Midwest Flight Lines, and our observations of the once great Meigs Field and all that remains, all live on-site. An audio episode NOT to be missed!
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- Bird strikes
- Bird strike damage
- How to report a bird strike
- Windshield and window damage
- Bird ingestion
- Airport bird deterrents
- Aircraft structural damage
- Redbird FMX flight simulator
After Landing Checklist
~ Picks of The Week ~
- Rick – PilotsTubeHD Channel on YouTube
- Victoria – Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina, 7,000 turf runway, barbecues, fly-ins
- Len – Aviation Safety Reporting System CALLBACK Newsletter
- Carl – Polk State College Aerospace