Donald Gene Grunke November 29, 1926 – March 12, 2020   Donald Gene Grunke, born on November 29, 1926, passed away on March 12, 2020 at 93 years of age. At the young age of 16, he was doing Aero Repair and towing aircraft at the Dodge City Army Air Base. He also took flying … Continued


“Bears, Birds, Bugs and Bad Take-Offs” By David Jack Kenny, ATP ASEL, Commercial AMEL and Rotorcraft Helicopter 2,200+ hours combined Not to mention unfortunate endings.  Wildlife and aircraft don’t mix well.  The alligator may lose the collision, but that doesn’t mean your airplane’s going to win. It’s an image few who’ve seen it will ever … Continued


1. Assume an in-flight emergency occurs which requires immediate action. As the pilot in command, you may: a. Not deviate from any FARs b. Not deviate from FARs unless permission is obtained from ATC c. Deviate from FARs to the extent required to meet that emergency d. Deviate from the FARs to the extent required … Continued


Bill Hale CFII, A&P, IA BPT Director of Training 10,000+ hours BPT: How did you get started in aviation? BH: I learned to fly at Ohio State University. It was only 380 bucks added to the enrollment fee. I didn’t even have to take out a student loan to do it. I’ve owned a Debonair … Continued


Wrong Surfaces and You A wrong surface event occurs when an aircraft lands or departs, or tries to land or depart, on the wrong runway or on a taxiway.  It also occurs when an aircraft lands or tries to land at the wrong airport.  In 2019, there were 480 wrong surface events.  Over 80 percent … Continued