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There's a change in the air... as summer morphs into autumn, big changes can occur in the weather as warm and cold fronts begin to collide. Don’t be caught off-guard, and be sure to get a thorough weather briefing before you consider flying off to family gatherings, flight breakfasts, class reunions, airshows or other autumn getaways. And speaking of getting away, those of you who enjoy college football in Iowa and elsewhere need to make sure you are checking TFRs (Temporary Flight Restrictions) for game days! You can find Iowa Sporting Event TFR information for Ames and Iowa City on the Iowa Office of Aviation website. And don’t forget to check density altitude...summer-like weather may yet return. If you ARE looking for something fun in Iowa to fly away to, please visit the Iowa Office of Aviation's calendar of events for a listing of family-friendly flying events to enjoy.
Speaking of events, 2014 marked the return of the the National Farm Progress Show once again to Boone on August 26,27 and 28. Lots of aircraft of all shapes and sizes visited the Boone Municipal Airport on the first two days of the show, but severe and stormy weather caused an early cancellation on Day 3...we can only hope for better weather when the show returns to Boone in 2016. CY Aviation thanks all of the volunteers, including members of the Boone Area Pilots Association, who assisted with hospitality, aircraft parking and fueling during the show.
The Boone Municipal Airport ramp renovation project is now complete. We now have pay-at-the-pump capability for after-hours fuel customers. (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted.) Other new amenities include a yard light at the fuel pumps (which were moved farther away from the hangar), newly-decorated fuel pumps with colorful pump reel houses (see photos of Connie’s latest handiwork), new security fencing with a drive-through security gate, new concrete and drains in front of the hangar walk-through door. And the construction of two additional hangars has been approved. After an interruption caused by computer issues, our Skycam is now back in service!
As always, many local and transient aircraft, skydiving activities and National Guard operations are filling the skies over Boone, so come out and watch a variety of aircraft using the Boone Municipal Airport. And, please stop on in for a fresh cup of hot coffee or a cold beverage, a bag of fresh popcorn and some “hangar flying” with local pilots.
CY Aviation's Cherokee Archer was recently fitted with some exciting new avionics, including a Garmin 430 GPS and Aspen Pro 1000 Primary Flight Display. Give a call to schedule some time in it and check it out! GPS is the future of general aviation, so now is a great time to hop on the GPS bandwagon.
For active fliers, CY Aviation offers flight training, biennial flight reviews, IFR refresher training and TOL currency. Be sure to let us know if we can assist you with your currency requirements. And if your plane needs a little pre-winter mechanical TLC, Bob Jones, our mechanic, is here to assist.
Lastly, don't forget that special aviator on your holiday shopping list... Christmas will be here before you know it! CY Aviation gift certificates are perfect for ALL holidays and birthdays. A gift certificate would make a wonderful gift for your favorite aviator. Or perhaps a new headset is in order for that special pilot on your shopping list? We have an assortment of pilot supplies available, so give us a call if you are looking for something special. From all of us at CY Aviation, stay cool, stay safe, and keep the blue side up!
CY Aviation Skycam
Real-time image from the CY Aviation “Skycam”
(Image refreshes every 15 seconds.)
Current Weather at Boone Municipal Airport
1941 N3N-3 Naval Trainer (courtesy of Walt Dorlac)
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