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EAA fly in Moraine

One of my favorite activities is going to a fly in. every year you can find a few fly-ins at local airports around the state and country. This one is a fundraiser for the EAA chapter on the field, you just never know who or what will show up. We have decided to use personal YouTube channels to allow others to add content. If you have a channel and would like to contribute shoot an email to

Les@ohioaviators.com

Private Pilot License

With work obligations life and weather getting in the way I have spent the last 4 years learning to be a private pilot. It was and still is a long road and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have completed almost every test and requirement leading up to my final check ride for my private pilot certificate. I think the foundation laid by my first instructor at a small flight school on Clinton county Airport (I66) has served me well on my journey. I have had no less than seven different instructors but the basics and the foundation laid by my first instructor has gotten me to where I am now, you might be thinking where is that and I will tell you I am around 4 hours and 10 landings away from being ready for my check ride from an FAA examiner. There are a slew of required tests knowledge and maneuvers including but not limited to weather, aircraft, systems, performance, airports and regulations that must be learned or demonstrated for your final check ride. I have enjoyed and learned from almost every lesson and solo flight I have had on my journey to becoming a private pilot. The requirements have and are changing slightly so as to make newer pilots safer after they achieve the coveted PPL. In my journey I have had instruction in a Cessna 150 and 172 along with Champion model 7.

Bob Hoover a legand

He was one of the pilots other pilots held in high regards. Bob Hoovers accomplishments and his contributions to aviation are legendary.

Bob Hoover, called the greatest stick and rudder pilot of all time by Gen. Jimmy Doolitte, died Oct. 25 at his home in Southern California. He was 94.

Born Jan. 24, 1922 in Nashville, Hoover learned to fly at Berry Field while working at a grocery store to pay for lessons. At 18, he enlisted in the Tennessee National Guard and was sent for pilot training with the Army.

During World War II, his first major assignment was test flying aircraft in Casablanca to ensure they were ready for service. He then was assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group in Sicily, flying Spitfires.

 

Bob Hoover
Bob Hoover

Congratulations to David Hoover for another job well done

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October 30, 2015

GREAT PLAINS ENTERPRISE, LLC and FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR DAVID HOOVER RECOGNIZED FOR FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

CONTACT:
David Hoover, President, 937-382-2889, dgho@hotmail.com

Wilmington, Ohio – For the second consecutive year, Great Plains Enterprises, LLC, Clinton County Airport, Wilmington Ohio and Flight Instructor David Hoover has been recognized for their high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest aviation association. The flight school and Mr. Hoover has been awarded a spot on the Flight Training Excellence Awards Honor Roll, a title given to high scoring flight schools and flight instructors from AOPA’s annual flight training poll.
AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to highlight the best flight training the industry has to offer. “All of us here at AOPA are proud and excited to recognize this year’s winners,” said Chris Moser, AOPA’s manager of flight training initiatives. “The Flight Training Excellence Awards were created to recognize best practices in flight training—excellent customer service, quality education, community development, and sharing knowledge. The feedback from this year’s poll makes it clear that the winners are providing high quality and effective training for their students.”
The 2015 awards were drawn from flight students and pilots who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience last summer through an AOPA online poll. The process yielded an evaluation of 788 different flight schools and 1,533 individual flight instructors.
Information about flight training Great Plains Enterprises, LLC is available at http://www.gpeflightschool.org.

Blowin’ In The Wind

photo 1 (5)photo 2 (2)photo 1 (4)photo 3 (4)When your plane is stationary, it’s a good time to consider Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion, regarding inertia. It essentially tells us a great deal of energy is required to convert your airplane’s gross weight at rest into your airplane’s gross weight in motion. In other words, it takes a lot of throttle to get things moving. When your advance the throttle(s)is the time to think about Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which states a force in one direction creates an equal force in the opposite direction.