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How safe is it to fly?

USA Today published a very tough article yesterday about how dangerous our hobby actually is… http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/06/12/lies-coverups-mask-roots-small-aircraft-carnage-unfit-for-flight-part-1/10405323/ Here is a very interesting response that put things into perspective… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/unfit-for-publication-how_b_5509253.html What do you think? Oscar

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High Performance Takeoff from MGGT

In an article on engine failure after takeoff at MGGT, theoretic calculations from the Cessna 172 POH were used. This numbers change with every airplane and pilot, so I decided to actually verify some the performance numbers, starting with how … Continue reading

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Flying from Guatemala to Nicaragua

Flying from Guatemala to Nicaragua… I got lucky this week…I had to fly for work to Managua, Nicaragua. So I started planning my route, checking what it would take to fly there, asked around about tips: when to fly (early … Continue reading

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PIREP: AC in a 1970 Mooney….

Flying around this area is great, however sometimes when you fly from La Aurora to the coast or to Rio Dulce or to Peten, the cockpit can become very HOT! ON many occasions I feel after landing that the only … Continue reading

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Stopping in Mexico, or how much cash do you have….amigo

Last week I attended with some friends Sun and Fun in Florida. I will talk about our visit in another blog. I will talk here about our fuel stop in Cozumel. We flew in a nice Baron, everything looked great, … Continue reading

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After you upgrade your plane

We all count down the days to the date the avionics shop or mechanic told us that we will be getting back our bird from a repair (annual, check up etc.) or avionics upgrade. We call them periodically to ask … Continue reading

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When do we fly?

As you may well understand (some of our significant others don’t…but nevermind) when Friday comes around we start making plans on where we could fly. May be Iztapa for a short breakfast and meet with other pilots, may be some … Continue reading

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Soft field landing and take off for real

I don’t know about you, but during my training in the Northeastern US, I learned to fly around NYC and later I was based out of DCA, I was told how to deal with heavy ATC traffic, how to manage … Continue reading

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Flying in Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most beautiful countries to fly in. The scenery is fabulous, where in the world can you fly watching two active volcanos at the same time, only in Guatemala… The flying community in Guatemala is extremely … Continue reading

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Iztapa can get busy

Iztapa is a popular destination for members of the Aeroclub. On week-ends you will have the runway on your own most of the times and on normal week-ends you might find one other pilot in the pattern. Iztapa is usually … Continue reading

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