Friday, February 28, 2014

Australian Air Shows



For our Australian readers, if you're anywhere near RAAF Williams, Point Cook, Victoria, this weekend 3/1-3/2, be sure and check out the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show. Celebrating 100 years of Military Aviation in Australia at the oldest continually operating airfield in the world. For more information, check out their website.

Also, if you live near Busselton RegionalAirport, WA,  go and see Aerofest 2014 on Sunday 3/2. For more info, check out their site here.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hilarious video of camera falling out of airplane and landing in a pigpen.

If you want a good laugh today, check out this hilarious video of a GoPro camera falling out of an airplane and landing in a pigpen. The best part is the pig trying to eat the camera lol


Monday, February 17, 2014

Will Smith goes skydiving at Skydive Dubai

Will Smith and his two sons, Jaden and Trey, recently went skydiving at Skydive Dubai. His youngest son is only 15 years old, which would have been an issue at any U.S. drop zone. 

Although the U.S. government doesn't care how old a skydiver is, the state governments will not allow a parent to sign away the rights of a minor to sue. The USPA requires its member drop zones to only allow skydivers 18 years or older to jump. Now, considering that he is one of the most popular actors on the planet, I'm sure that more than a few drop zones in the U.S. would have surely risked getting sued in exchange for all of the publicity.  However, Mr. Smith decided to jump at Skydive Dubai instead.  Not a bad choice, considering that it is one of the largest, newest and most respected drop zones in the world.

Before skydiving with his sons and to feel more comfortable with his decision to let them jump, The Fresh Prince went skydiving a week prior with his old co-star Alfonso Riberio. He also got some wind tunnel time with the Crown Prince of Dubai.



Friday, February 7, 2014

Stay sharp this Winter

There's usually not as much flying for us Jump Pilots this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, reference the snowy photo below.  But there is plenty of other aviation related things that you can do to keep your head in the game.  

Read a book that your eyes haven't seen since pilot school, network with other pilots, go "split" some time with a pilot friend and add to your Actual Instrument and Cross Country time or go to a free aviation seminar.  Find some interesting seminar topics on the AOPA site or the FAA site, find their Events List here.  Most recently they presented a seminar titled "iPad in the cockpit". By the way if you haven't subscribed to Fore Flight, do yourself a favor and look into this super helpful ap.