Welcome to East Carolina Aviators!
East Carolina Aviators is dedicated to bringing the East North Carolina aviation community together. Here you will be able to meet and interact with other people who share similar interests!
Please create an account, fill out your profile information, and you will be ready to start meeting aviators from around East North Carolina. Not from the area? You’re are still welcome to join us!
Come back often to check your Aviation Social Network, Aviation News and Articles, Calendar of Events, and more!
Make sure to spread out the word and invite your aviation buddies to come join us.
And most importantly… get out there and fly!
Comment Period Open for New Airman Certification Standards
May 21, 2013 10:13 PM
An FAA/industry working group has recently drafted new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) documents that aim to provide a more integrated and systematic approach to airman certification testing and training.
These documents specifically address knowledge and flight proficiency requirements for the private pilot certificate and instrument rating. They also support the FAA’s goal of reducing fatal general aviation accidents by incorporating task-specific risk management considerations with the flying skills outlined in existing practical test standards.
New FAA Safety Briefing Available
May 20, 2013 6:32 PM
The May/June 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on environmental advances in general aviation. Articles explore ways we can “fly green” through new technology and by following environmentally sound practices.
Among the feature articles in this issue include:
The issue’s Checklist (page 17) and Vertically Speaking (page 30) departments outline some simple ways pilots can fly more environmentally friendly, while Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons (page 26) looks at workplace safety practices.
Video – Reviewing Non-Towered Airport Operations
April 2, 2013 7:26 PM
With the closure of around 149 control towers around the United States, it isn’t a bad idea to review and refresh your knowledge about operations in a non-towered airport.
PilotWorkshop.com put together three short videos, featuring Bob Martens, with the objective of quickly reviewing some of the procedures pilots should pay attention to.
The 29 minutes of videos cover the following topics:
You may watch the videos by visiting the following URL: http://pilotworkshop.com/nta/.
Video – Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Built in a Garage
March 18, 2013 8:24 PM
Air traffic controller James Price has spent the past decade building a full-sized Boeing 737 flight simulator in his garage.
“My Flight Deck is actually a real B737-100 shell cut just aft of the cockpit door. I have cut, stripped, cleaned, and repainted the entire section,” says James on his website at www.737simguy.com.
The website, maintained by James, is going through a redesign process, but visitors can find a link that redirects to the “old” pages containing information about the simulator.
The crew from Tested.com visited James and had the opportunity to see and experience the simulator first-hand.
You can watch the interview videos below.
Wrong Runway: Everybody Makes Mistakes – By Israel Mueller
January 5, 2013 8:20 PM
Today’s Tales of a Pilot is written by Israel Mueller, a student pilot and creator of East Carolina Aviators. Israel is currently working on his Private Pilot license, flying a Diamond DA40 at KPGV (Greenville, NC). Check out his story and the video below.
Cross-Country Adventure From Coast To Coast – By Taft Stallings
December 29, 2012 8:17 PM
Our first “Tales of a Pilot” story was submitted by one of the members and supporters of East Carolina Aviators, Taft Stallings (@ecucfi). Below is Taft’s recount of his adventure flying cross-country from coast to coast, along with some pictures he sent us.