P.O. Box 1528

West Plains, MO 65775

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2 days ago

Looking to gain experience! Wanting to job shadow with or intern for an airport or aviation related company within the months of January-May 2022.

I am a junior at the University of Central Missouri studying Airport and flight operations management. I also have My Private pilot certificate with an instrument rating. Looking for unpaid or paid experience to get ready for the future!
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You can always come help out at Forney at Ft. Leonard Wood. Great group at the FBO and can get exposure to Skywest Airlines. We have lots of planes available to fly. We are looking for a full-time CFI in the future and have two AP’s and hoping to start a maintenance and avionics shop.

Ok...gotta fellow alumn..in the house!

Emerson does internships with flight operations. I asked my reference about it, I’ll let you know. Edit: it’s in St Louis.

KCI used to (back. In the late 80s) have a summer internship. 10 weeks. Airport management/operations. Minneapolis also used to offer an internship in the summer but they didn’t pay any. Money.

St. Joseph airport (KSTJ) sometimes hosts interns. Abe?

Check AAAE, they are always posting intern positions.

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2 days ago

EAA Chapter 1650 in Moberly, Missouri has some refurbished runway and taxiway lights available for sale. These make GREAT Christmas gifts. Perfect for your desk or man cave. Blue or clear globes are available. New LED bulb, socket, and lamp cord. Price is $141.25 each (shipping via USPS Priority mail included). Please make check payable to EAA Chapter 1650, and mail to John Brilhart, 2796 County Road 2580, Higbee, MO 65257. Be sure to specify color and shipping address. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

This is a 3D view of the restricted airspace around Fort Leonard Wood that I created in Google Earth. ... See MoreSee Less

This is a 3D view of the restricted airspace around Fort Leonard Wood that I created in Google Earth.

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That is really informative. PS I sent you a PM about your pistar adsb antenna setup.

Just know that very little of the area is truely restricted. In general, if you remember CANON MOA A and B are West, KC Center will rarely direct you away from it unless the Air NG are doing manuevers in the area. That is usually once a month and primarily Friday and Saturdays of that weekend. Restricted areas R-4501 A,B should be avoided and KC will keep you above 3000 if you need to fly over going South or North. R-4501H is NEVER restricted and is the New Jersey shaped area East of Forney. You have to fly thru it do RNAV33 approaches and right hand traffic. So don't panic. Just remember flying over Ft. Leonard Wood, as shown on the VFR map there is a [37] on the map over the base. The area South East of the airport is where all the firing ranges are. During the day, ranges will call cease fires to allow air traffic over that area and is coordinated with the tower at 125.4. After hours when the tower is closed, the range will remain LIVE. At night, there is nothing cooler than flying over those ranges at 3000MSL and watching all the tracers. 90% of the time, the commercial airlines will fly the ILS 15 into Forney. Winds have to be really bad before they switch to 33.

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2 days ago

Timeline photosGet ready for winter weather hazards by visiting the NWS Winter Safety website! weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety #WeatherReady For aviation hazards, always check aviationweather.gov for the latest conditions and forecasts! #flysafe ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

C.W. Lemoine at Stennis Airport, first Flight in a Gyroplane in a Magni M16 with Paul Salmon, CFII ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Anyone know of any glider clubs or something like that in the Springfield MO area? I’m about to finish up my PPL and would like to hop in a glider they look fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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I think the closest one is Midwestern Soaring Association. North of us, South of KC.

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2 weeks ago

Looking for a Cessna 150 or Piper Cherokee 140 in Missouri. I am not a broker. Just want to finish PPL.
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2 weeks ago

I would like to hear thoughts on engine preheating. IO-520 in a Cessna 210. I bought a Tanis heater, but have not installed it yet as I have concerns over the time it takes to reach temperature (possibly 6 hrs) and the stories about condensation when used continuously. I typically fly locally 3-4 times a week. This is my first winter flying so not sure if/how that may change as not yet IFR rated. I would prefer to have a heating option that could safely get the engine to temperature in under an hour as sometimes I like to fly with less than 6 hrs notice. ... See MoreSee Less

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You do not want to leave them plugged in all the time. I have taken several engines off because the owner left them plugged in all the time. I have a propane heater I duct into my cowl flaps. In about 30 min it has the engine and oil in the 50-60 degree range when it’s 20 ish outside. If I know I’m flying the next morning I put a cheep electric heater without a tip over protection in the bottom of the cowl and let it run. Which is the same thing your tanis will do. You can buy some high powered reiff system and it says in an hour it will have your oil in the safe range. Also switchon makes a cheeper phone activated system so you can just call it and it turns on your pre heat

I would go with the Rieff preheat system. More even heating. But as said don't leave plugged in all the time. I'd get the switch so you can remotely turn it on before you're ready to fly.

I am using a switcheOn in two handsets this season. Jury is still out, butt so far it has worked out.

We used a kerosene torpedo heater with flexible ducts (I fabricated) on casters to preheat our C182. I'd roll it under the engine cowling, stick the ducts into cool flaps, the do my leisurely preflight. Engine would be toasty and ready to go in 10 to 15 minutes.

Cowl flaps, not cool flaps!

Get a Twin Hornet Engine Heater. $329.00 AND NO Installation! Aircraft Spruce and Sporty's have them. And you plug them in all the time when in your hangar.

I have an Aerotherm Alien 👽 X Turbo,I fired it up just to test and it got it pretty toasty under the cowling pretty quickly and I just let it run for 15 min

I have a TANIS heater. I plug it in every minute of the day that the plane is in hangars, and if traveling will bring an extension cord so I can plug it in. The heater keeps the oil at 85degrees and never allows the water or engine to cool down which is the key reason that condensation develops and rusting occurs. Overall, during the winter I use a heating blanket for the interior and will cover the cowl with a thermal blanket. For me the TANIS is the best for keeping oil warmer and ultimately, the oils is more important than the rest of the plane. Sure there are heaters/blowers that work well for heating the engine compartment or interior, but they can not control the oil heat. I fly throughout the Midwest and have not had any issues flying in 10 below in clear skies. IF anything the engine loves flying in cold air. TANIS heater is a huge expense, but is far superior.

Don’t know if you have an electrical outlet available. I use a small 250 watt heater from Walmart and connect it to a digital temperature controller and pipe warm air under the cowl with 4” aluminum dryer vent. Wrap the engine cowl with a insulated blanket. My engine remains a cozy 60 degrees even on the coldest of days. Best part no STC required because nothing is attached to the aircraft

100 watt light bulb up the exhaust with cowl plugs and a few blankets after landing will keep you about 55 degrees or so in the hangar.

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2 weeks ago

Canadian Second Officer Helen Harrison of the Air Transport Auxiliary in November 1943 with a Spitfire IX.
Helen was a pioneering Canadian female civil aviation instructor and the first Canadian Air Transport Auxiliary ferry pilot during WWII.
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