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If you had been at Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina in early December of 2016 you might have had the opportunity to observe one of the most inclusive emergency exercises conducted in the state. Simulating a crash at the airport, those participating included, but were not limited to:
- Airport Rescue Fire Fighting Team (ARFF)
- Horry County Fire Rescue
- Horry County Police Department (Airport Division)
- South Carolina National Guard
- The Red Cross
- Transportation Security Administration
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Myrtle Beach Police Dept.
- Myrtle Beach Fire Dept.
Quickly, what do all of these have in common?
- Bowling Alley Pinsetter
- “Knocker Uppers” (Human Alarm Clock)
- Ice Cutter
- Pre-radar Listeners For Enemy Aircraft
- Rat Catchers
- Lamp Lighter
- Switchboard Operator
Up in the sky,
It’s a bird,
It’s a plane,
It’s ….. a Drone?
We should not, undoubtedly, be surprised when we consider the fact that in 21st Century America the “friendly skies” are going to be populated with birds, planes, and, yes, Drones! While the birds and planes pretty much know when and where they can fly, such is not necessarily the case with Drones and Drone Pilots! That’s why the Aviators of today must me fully aware of DRONES, CONTROLLED AIR SPACE, AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
Fifty years is a long time to do something. For example, it is a long time to be married to the same person. And, it’s a long time to work for the same company. Also, it would be a long time to go to the same church. But in the realm of Aviation, fifty years of safe flying will qualify you to be a recipient of the prestigious WRIGHT BROTHERS MASTER PILOT AWARD. This was the honor recently awarded to Daniel Lorain Allen, Jr. and Gerald Earl Gaige of Greenville County, South Carolina. If you are approximating this record, or hope to in the next fifty years, you should be most interested in THE WRIGHT BROTHERS AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
Everybody likes a good mystery. Perhaps you are partial to the Mickey Spillane’s tough, hard hitting detective Mike Hammer. Or, maybe you tend to be more cerebral, enjoying instead Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. Regardless of the style of mystery-solving you enjoy the most, if you are involved as a pilot in the realm of General Aviation, you will want to be well versed in SHERLOCK HOLMES AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
Irony is a word that many people wrestle with when it comes to proper usage. However, I do believe that the following could properly be classified as being ironic: Recently, in Arizona, a Cessna caught on fire and crashed into the neighborhood it was flying over, destroying a home but not injuring anyone. The irony? It was carrying a pyrotechnic skydive jump team! If you are a pilot, or considering becoming one, you probably should be well aware of FIRE IN THE SKY AND CESSNA 208 TRAINING.
Do you remember the tagline for the old SUPERMAN TV Show? The one that went, “Look, up in the air, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!” Well, a 21st Century version of that may very well go like this: “Look, up in the air, it’s a comet, it’s a jet stream, it’s …. an extension cord? If you are, or are thinking about becoming, a pilot, you will undoubtedly want to familiarize yourself with ELECTRIC PLANES AND KING AIR 300 TRAINING.
“Well,” Dale Wolcott, President of TURBINE TRAINING in Manhattan, Kansas, said somewhat philosophically, “it’s not like there aren’t any electric planes out there.”