Information for Pilots & Aircraft Owners

How Can You Find Cloud Tops Without PIREPs?

Posted by Derrick Dubois on 1/25/19 1:08 PM

The field is IFR or MVFR and you're headed on a cross country. If you fly in remote areas, like us Vermonters, you'll notice a lack of pilot reports, particularly if you're launching early in the morning. So, how do you check for cloud tops?

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Topics: Fly More, Flight Planning, ForeFlight, Aviation Weather, cloud tops

How Can I Get Free Aviation Weather Now that DUATS is Gone?

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 1/2/19 2:07 PM

The FAA discontinued the Direct User Access Terminal Service (DUATS) Program on May 16th, 2018 but there are more ways for pilots to get aviation weather than ever before.

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Topics: ForeFlight, Flight Planning, AOPA, Aviation Weather

Lost your logbook? IACRA is your best friend!

Posted by Derrick Dubois on 12/26/18 9:18 PM

Ever wondered what would happen if you lost your logbook?

Those of us that still use paper logbooks shudder at the thought of losing our logbook and even those of us that have switched to electronic logbooks are not immune from the loss of our data unless the logbook solution we use has cloud back up functionality.

There is good news, should you ever have to deal with this unfortunate situation...........


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Topics: IACRA, Logbook

5 Things to Think of Before Doing a Leaseback of Your Aircraft to a Flight School

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 8/14/18 9:26 AM

While the idea of generating some income with your aircraft or at least defraying some of your annual operating costs sounds good, there are a number of hidden costs and issues with Flight School leaseback agreements.

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Topics: Cost of Flying

The Lesser Known Benefits of an AOPA Membership

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/26/18 9:33 AM

Thinking about whether an AOPA membership is worth it? In recent years, AOPA has changed its membership options significantly adding a variety of new membership options built to suit all different types of pilots. 

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Topics: Aviation Organizations

AOPA vs. EAA: Membership Plans Compared

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/26/18 9:26 AM

Some believe you should be a member of both while others fervently feel that one is better than the other. Aviation websites and discussion boards are rife with commentary and opinions but what are the differences between AOPA and EAA memberships?

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Topics: Aviation Organizations

3 Reasons to Upgrade Your ForeFlight Subscription to Pro Plus

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/22/18 10:27 AM

It's hard to put a price on your safety but it still makes sense to be smart about your investments. Here's an investment that we think is a no-brainer.

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Topics: ForeFlight, Flight Planning

Save money when upgrading your Garmin devices with Aircraft Spruce.

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/20/18 9:16 AM

Save up to $995 off your purchase of a new Garmin portable model with Aircraft Spruce's Garmin Trade in Program

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Topics: Pilot Gear, Aircraft Spruce

How To Save Money with the Free AirNav Fuel Stop Planner

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/14/18 9:02 AM

When you plan a cross country trip that requires a fuel stop, do you start by looking at your charts for logical stops and then check the fuel prices at these airports? Did you know there is an easier way to do this without all of the work?

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Topics: Flight Planning, Cost of Flying, Fuel Prices

What are the financial benefits of Angel Flight?

Posted by Chris Weinberg on 6/13/18 3:39 PM

In addition to supporting a great cause, becoming an Angel Flight pilot, can help you underwrite some of your flying and gives you more opportunities to fly.

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Topics: Fly More, Cost of Flying

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