N738BU Upgrade is Complete!

As you can tell by the picture above, N738BU’s upgrade is complete! As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the upgrades include: Garmin GTN750 Touch Screen IFR GPS/NAV/COM King KX165A Nav/Com Garmin GTX345 Transponder w/ADS-B In and Out Traffic Garmin … Continue reading

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What’s Happening With 8BU?

As you can tell by the picture above, 8BU has been stripped bare of all of its avionics! Have no fear, this little airplane is currently in our avionics shop for some BIG upgrades: Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator Garmin G5 DG/HSI … Continue reading

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Piper Warrior Upgrades

We’ve recently installed a new Garmin G5 Attitude Indicator in the Piper Warrior (N161SM). We’re additionally planning on installing this in all of our 172s by summer. We’ve also replaced the GNS 430W in the Piper Warrior (N161SM) with a … Continue reading

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Giving Back and Inspiring Future Pilots

One of our instructors, Michael Flanagan, provided many of the local youth an amazing opportunity to fly in one of our Cessna 172s last month during Paine Field Aviation Day. Although it would have been great for marketing, Regal Air … Continue reading

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All 152s Have ADS-B Out and 12E Gets Upgrades

In order to get ahead of the 2020 ADS-B requirements, ALL of our Cessna 152s now have ADS-B Out! If you’re not familiar with ADS-B, here are some benefits of ADS-B Out (from AOPA): Enhanced safety and additional situational awareness … Continue reading

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N6132G Cessna 172N gets new interior and ADS-B In/Out

We recently updated 32G with: Leather seats Custom metal instrument panel New Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B transponder. It integrates right into our GTN 650 panel display and has wireless connectivity to portable devices using Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight or compatible Garmin … Continue reading

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Winter is a GREAT Time to Fly!

When non-pilots picture winter weather, they’re often thinking about avoiding it and sitting in front of a nice, warm fire with a mug full of hot chocolate. Not you. You’ve got aviation on the brain and 100LL that flows through … Continue reading

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Building Hours Towards a Career in Aviation

Pilots pursuing a career with the airlines often struggle to find cheap and efficient ways to build the required 1500 hours for their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) rating. It’s a lot of flight time and often a big jump from … Continue reading

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We’re in the News!

Over the summer, we partnered with the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club to teach some of their scholarship students how to fly. Here’s King5’s coverage: Congratulations to all of the students and thank you for letting us be a part of … Continue reading

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Airplane Camping: Nehalem Bay, Oregon Coast

After a seemingly endless busy summer with no breaks, my wife and I decided it was time to getaway for some much needed rest. For several years we’ve talked about visiting the coast and do some airplane camping. So, on … Continue reading

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