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  • March 05, 2017 9:45 AM | Michael Thomas (Administrator)

     A group of  intrepid  flyers  braving -4    degree    weather.  Planes will    perform  well  with  dense  air,  chief  instructor  not  so much.
  • February 22, 2017 11:43 AM | Michael Thomas (Administrator)

    Member Dan Asselin has achieved the gold standard at East Hill, an instrument qualified Mooney Pilot. Multi Engine rating next, so he can forget all that Cornell education and fly for the regionals.

  • February 10, 2017 9:11 PM | Matthew Willis (Administrator)
    Today, Glenn Cobb, Dan Asselin, and Mike Thomas brought back our Mooney from Batavia. It spent the last week there and now has a new Garmin GTX345 transponder. Astute readers will note that this is the same model transponder we installed in Skyhawk N97266 last month.

    This transponder supports both ADS-B in and out, which means pilots will receive traffic alerts on the Garmin GNS430W, the Aspen EFIS, and if the pilot paired their iPad with the GTX345 via Bluetooth, on their iPad app such as ForeFlight or Garmin Pilot. NEXRAD weather is also delivered via ADS-B, and can be viewed on the GNS430W or a paired iPad with a compatible app.

  • January 31, 2017 8:32 PM | Glenn Cobb (Administrator)

    Want to learn to fly a twin? East Hill now owns a Beechcraft Travel Air. It's at Cortland where our mechanic is performing an annual inspection, and making some changes for us.

  • January 28, 2017 3:08 PM | Glenn Cobb (Administrator)

    On July 15, 2016 President Obama signed The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016.  Reforms include an option to the Third Class Medical, it limits when a Special Issuances (SI) is required, and it directs the FAA to increase the number of “Conditions for which an AME Can Issue” (CACI).  The new Third Class Medical option can be used for flying singles and twins up to 6,000 pounds. There is a ceiling of 18,000’, and the true airspeed cannot exceed 220 knots. Day or night and VFR or IFR operations are permitted, and you may transport up to five passengers plus yourself.  Below 18,000’ there is no limitation to the type of airspace you can operate in.  Of course the pilot and equipment must have the appropriate certifications for the flight contemplated. The actual regulations around the Act are to be delivered by end of January, with enforcement starting some time this summer.  

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