Ozair owner Mark Burgess presents Eric Van Oeveren with AMT’s 2023 40 Under 40 award. There are winners from Greece, Ireland and India, as well as the United States, with jobs as varied as CEO, apprentice and staff sergeant. Some spend their days actively working on aircraft in the field, while others now find their focus more on the business and management side of aviation maintenance. There are those with decades under their belts, and others who represent the eager up-and-comers. Eric has been in the field for 6 years, and Ozair is proud to have him on their team. Congratulations, Eric! ... See MoreSee Less
**October 10th Meeting – The Memphis IMC Club – Via ZOOM**
The objective of The Memphis IMC Club is to help each of us became a safer and more competent instrument pilot. Here’s the flight plan for the Tuesday, October 10th, 7 PM CDT meeting, via Zoom.
**Surge in Drones**. We had a great conversation last month about drones and potential impact (no pun intended!) on fixed and rotary-wing pilots. Let’s spend a few minutes wrapping up that conversation including debating our scenario. You are shooting the RNAV 36 approach at KVBT, you break out, and spot a drone just below the glidepath at 12 o’clock. What would you do?
**Foggy Thinking**. Earlier today, you flew your wife and kids from Santa Rosa CA to Oakland CA for a Saturday night baseball game. Weather was perfect VFR, with a good forecast for the return trip. Problem is that once in the air, on the return trip, conditions started deteriorating. Santa Rosa is now LIFR due to fog. You shoot the RNAV 32 approach but must miss. The question is what do you do? Shoot the approach again and hope you see the runway? Head for Napa County (KAPC) or Novato (KDVO) which are relatively close but IFR and Marginal VFR, respectively. Or head further East to Livermore (KLVK) or Sacramento (KSMF) which are still VFR. Remember—it’s been a long day, it’s now 1 AM, fatigue is a factor, and your wife and kids are getting cranky.
We're super excited to see everybody out and about for what looks to be a beautiful day tomorrow. A few restaurant announcements: - If you want to dine in tomorrow, plan accordingly. We generally have a line out the door all day during the festival. It is by far our busiest day of the year. - If we notice inside seating is getting full, we will put your orders in to go boxes so that you are able to eat elsewhere. - we will have some additional outdoor seating in a roped off area directly in front of the restaurant. - There will be no outside alcohol allowed per city and festival rules. - most importantly, wait times will be longer than usual. Just know our crew is working as hard as possible to ensure the best possible experience and quality of food possible. So please be kind the staff. Everyone enjoy the festival!!! ... See MoreSee Less