October 7, 2013
By Benét J. Wilson
Ten pilots successfully flew into 48 participating airports in the 2013 Kentucky Airport Challenge. The challenge is a statewide effort designed to get pilots flying and was created, sponsored, and hosted by Tompkinsville Aviation/Missionaire, a fixed-base operator based at Tompkinsville/Monroe County Airport.
Seventy-seven Kentucky pilots signed up to fly to 48 participating airports between July 1 and Sept. 30. Airports handed out passports, and each facility offered an official stamp for challenge participants.
Tompkinsville Aviation hosted a fly-in on Oct. 5 to serve lunch and do prize drawings for challenge participants. The grand prize, sponsored by Stantec Airports Engineers, was an iPad with a subscription to AOPA’s FlyQ EFB electronic flight bag. The winners, AOPA members Robert and Vickie Jost of Murray, Ky., donated the iPad to the high school student pilots at Missionaire.
When you set out on a mission to learn about your airplane, it’s amazing how many people step in to help.
Calculating weight and balance is an important task for pilots. AOPA members share their personal favorite weight-and-balance apps.
Jeppesen’s Mobile FliteDeck VFR for iPad has been expanded; iFly GPS is now available on Android platforms; and iFlightPlanner 2.0, FltPlanGo, and FlightPro have all been updated.
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