As many of you may recall and some of you will learn, you are provided a "Computer Testing Supplement" when you take your FAA Knowledge Test. The test supplement includes the charts, graphs, tables, and figures you will refer to when taking the exam.
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Safety Tips from our NSB Staff
As we enter the summer season, bird strikes become more of an issue for general aviation. The first bird strike was recorded by the Wright brothers in 1905. Arguably, the most famous bird strike occurred on January 15, 2009, causing Captain Sully Sullenberger to ditch US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River. In 2012 over 10,000 bird strikes were reported by general aviation pilots.
You have already decided that walking on this planet isn't enough. You want to rise above the earth and "...dance the skies on laughter silvered wings." Well, there is a little planning to do now. If you prepare yourself before you start shopping around for instructors and flight schools you will have better chance of finding the school that is perfect for you.
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Aircraft Maintenance Tips with Rick Farmer
iPads and Compass Deviation
Magnetic compass deviation is a phenomenon that occurs when the electrical field created by the electronic equipment in the aircraft disturbs the magnetic compass, causing it to deviate away from magnetic north. To correct this magnetic influence, two adjustable compensating magnets are mounted on the compass and are set to minimize this deviation by a mechanic. A compass card is then installed so the pilot can determine how many degrees of deviation to expect during flight.