Tipton Airport Hosts CAP G1000 VFR Ground School

G1000 Ground School classroom at Tipton Airport

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 57,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.

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Keeping in line with Civil Air Patrol’s Aerospace Education mission, on 12 August 2017 members of CAP’s Apollo Squadron (MD85) based at Tipton Airfield hosted CAP G1000 VFR Ground Training for 17 members from all corners of the state of Maryland.

The VFR Transition to G1000 ground course material is designed to enable pilots a smooth transition to Technologically Advanced Aircraft for VFR flight and is divided into two modules, G1000 (VFR) and Autopilot (VFR) .An additional ground school and check-ride is required for IFR.

The objectives are to develop knowledge and skills for successful VFR transition to G1000 including elements of flight managment skills, Primary Flight Display (PFD organization, use of nav/com radios, Multi-Function Display (MFD) organization, malfunctions, and systems. The second module objectives include information management, automation management for the KAP 140 and GFC 700 autopilots, and risk management.

“Get Jets” at SBY

The SBY Regional Airport invited the community to a “Town Hall” meeting in Hangar 6 on the SBY airfield. County Executive, Bob Culver, welcomed people from our surrounding area to the event. County Council Member and Chairman of the Airport Commission, John Hall, was also in attendance. Piedmont Airlines CEO, Lyle Hogg, introduced the new Regional Jet that would be serving the SBY Regional Airport starting August 23, 2017, with service to Charlotte and Philadelphia. The Regional Jet airliner provided a very impressive backdrop to the meeting. Mr. Hogg spoke of the tremendous advantages in utilizing this jet service and explained the positive results to the community. The SBY Regional Airport Manager, Dawn Veatch, then presented a slide show comparing the noise footprints of the existing Dash-8 turboprop aircraft with the new efficient ERJ-145 turbojet footprint. The results are that the noise footprint of the new turbojets will be the same or less than that of the existing aircraft. Ms. Veatch went on to explain the virtues of having our community airport and she presented a short video that she produced during her tenure as Senior Director at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The video, showing that an airport is a tremendous asset to the community, was well received. Many members of the audience had questions, comments and suggestions. Following the meeting the attendees had a chance to view the Regional Jet up close and personal, and ask individual questions of the County Administration, Piedmont Airlines, and the Airport Staff. SBY Regional Airport will continue to hold annual “Town Hall” meetings to ensure that the community is involved and has a chance to participate in the planning and operations of their airport.

 

Garrett County 2G4 – 6th Annual Wings & Wheels

Md Chopper at Grrett County Wings & wheelsThe August 12th, 2017 Fly-In offered area residents and guests a rare chance to get up close and personal with aircraft of all sorts. There was something for everyone, even the kids. Biplanes, small jets, restored warbirds and a host of other models will be represented among an estimated 35 planes ranging in origin from the 1940s to the present. Helicopters and emergency vehicles, including fire engines and ambulances, will also be on display. The Mountain Top Cruisers Car Club of nearby Oakland held a Classic Car Show featuring antique models, hot rods and dragsters from the 1950s to the present. The first 75 cars receive dash plaques. Trooper 5 the State Police helicopter was on static display and gave a hoist demonstration to all to see.  RC – i.e. Radio Controlled – Aircraft Demonstrations rounded out the activities. Also included was the wildly popular Candy Drop for the kids, who can grab the goodies after the hovering helicopter drops it load of candy in the grass.  What could be better? Local vendors offered burgers, hot dogs and other hearty picnic fare for purchase.

This was the sixth year that Garrett County Airport has held a Fly-in and this event just becomes more popular each year.   

t-6s at garrett County Wings & Wheels event