Author Archives: Colin Summers

About Colin Summers

I am an architect, programmer, private pilot, husband and father. A couple of those I am good at.

Drone Alert

Think one of those little plastic “drones” can’t do much damage to the airplane you fly?  Think again!  Watch the short video of an experiment conducted using a small commonly available UAV and the wing of a typical General Aviation … Continue reading

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Ultralight Pilots in the San Juans?

A question from one of our members: I recently bought an ultralight powered parachute. Do any members know of other ultralight owners or pilots in the San Juan Islands? Thanks. Tom White

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Loss of Control – May the Force(s) be With You

Exploring our prime task. Managing the forces of flight to maintain control of the aircraft. On Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 PDT, 17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT) Select … Continue reading

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Classified: Minivan Available

It’s a done deal. We bought a new minivan today, will be transferring the current van here on the island to BLI to become the new airport car, so the ’89 van at BLI is now surplus. We’ve been affectionately … Continue reading

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Lou Coleman Fund

Last week, our islands’ aviation family suffered a heartbreaking loss. SJPA Treasurer David King and Vice President Lou Coleman were aboard David’s Mooney when it suffered a fatal accident at Lopez Island Airport (for yet to be determined reasons). We … Continue reading

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American Airlines Recruiting Pilots

American Airlines announced today a first-of-its-kind program designed to help future aviators receive the training, financing and mentoring opportunities they need to fly for the world’s largest airline.The American Airlines Cadet Academy will provide an opportunity for future pilots to … Continue reading

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Roche Harbor Landing Fees

This seems pretty important, over on “Roche Harbor Airport News,” they announced a new landing fee structure. Second, in more down-to-earth news (via David King, Roche Harbor Neighborhood Association Treasurer and pilot) there’s a new Roche Harbor Airport landing fee … Continue reading

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Fantastic LSA for Sale

I’ve giving up my mid-life crises.  You can check out the ad in Barnstormers. Marc Islam

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Hangar Space Needed

She’s not very big, but my LSA has been hangared all her life and wouldn’t know how to fend for herself in the weather.  Do you have room in your hangar for a low-wing, lightweight LSA?  Give Marc a call … Continue reading

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The NBAA Charities Scholarship Program

The NBAA Charities scholarship program, generously supported by NBAA member donors, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students and nearly the same amount in monetary and training awards for working professionals in business aviation, … Continue reading

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