N0915TT N0723GS N1121AP N0411MS N0726JG N0923NC
N0426JG N0529DG N0814JC and four guests.
- Flight Around America progress.
- We are now in Raleigh, North Carolina. We’re almost home! FAA will be ending soon. What an accomplishment!
- Structure of Flight Club
- I identified how our club will be structured like a civil or military flight unit. We will be known as a Squadron. A group of members assigned a task will be called a Flight. One or two members of a Flight assigned sub-tasks are Elements.
- The club leader will be the Squadron Commander. Other personnel will be given other designations as those positions are generated and filled.
- FAW (Flight Around the World) Postponed
We are postponing Flight Around the World to give us time to evaluate the logistics, training, and scheduling of this journey. We are also going to determine if a journey in 2018 is feasible or if we should concentrate instead on advanced training for our pilots. Any pilots interested in getting involved are encouraged to contact me. We can use all the crew we can muster.
- Painting Your Airplanes
During the meeting, I explained two of the most important things to remember when painting an airplane; layers and painting in Multiply mode. It was hard to do without a computer. I also realized that Flight Club may not be the best venue for this type of training. I am looking into the possibility of holding classes at the Blake Computer Lab where 10 students at a time can do this hands on. Please bear with me as I change focus and make both the meetings and the itinerary more interesting and effective.
- Saving your own logbook to a thumb drive (not supplied)
Again I touched on an important subject without the use of a computer. The slides and screenshots I had did not successfully transfer all the data necessary to provide an adequate visual for this process. I will be providing instruction sheets soon so saving on a flash drive will be simple.
- Looking for task members
I am asking for two or three motivated, driven pilots to help me in securing guest speakers for future Flight Club Meetings. In order to successfully market these speakers, they will need to be booked at least three months in advance. Do I have any volunteers? Not you, 15TT, you’re busy enough.
During the meeting, I mentioned that when I take on a project or a task, I will work with it and change it several times before I have it running efficiently and effectively. Flight Club is no different. Our first meeting was more of an informational meeting explaining the how’s and why’s of Flight Club. This past meeting was intended to share some useful information and answer questions pilots had. It didn’t work out as well as I had hoped so I will think good and hard about how to improve it. My apologies for boring some of you.
My intention was to make the club meetings informational yet simple, meaning no laborious setup of computers and projectors. I was certainly not wanting to move the simulator into the meeting room once a month. We may need to rethink how these meetings will be held to make them more interesting and interactive. I’ll work on that! Stay the course, it will get better.
Please do not hesitate to make suggestions, ask questions, or provide ideas for subject matter at future meetings.
Happy landings, everyone!
George L. Seaman, Jr. – N0723GS
Flight Simulator Instructor, Robert Morgade Library idea lab