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Here in Iowa, as you know, weather can be quite varied this time of year. With tornadoes reported in eastern Iowa in late November of 2013 and more recently the entire state down into a deep freeze, weather systems can play havoc with your holiday travel plans. So don’t be caught off-guard, and be sure to get a thorough weather briefing before you consider flying off to family gatherings, sporting events or winter getaways. The fly-in and flight breakfast schedule has slowed down now that winter is upon us, but please visit the Iowa Office of Aviation's calendar of events for a listing of family-friendly flying events to enjoy that are starting to be planned as we ease our chilly way towards springtime.
Speaking of events, the ushering in of 2014 means that the National Farm Progress Show returns once again to Boone from August 26-28! If good weather prevails, the Boone Municipal Airport will once again be buzzing with aircraft small and large coming from all across the nation and even from some international locations. You can follow the Farm Progress Show activities by visiting their website.
The Boone Municipal Airport ramp renovation project is now complete. New amenities now 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 new 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. An additional hangar is currently under construction as well. You can take a look at the improvements via the Boone Airport “Skycam” on this home page.
As always, many local and transient aircraft, skydiving activities and National Guard operations brave the cold of winter, so come out and watch a variety of aircraft using the Boone airport. And, please stop on in for a fresh cup of hot coffee, a cold beverage 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 winter mechanical TLC, Bob Jones, our mechanic, is here to assist.
Lastly, don't forget that special aviator on your holiday shopping list... 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 toasty, stay safe, and keep the blue side up!
CY Aviation Skycam
Real-time image from the CY Aviation “Skycam”
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Current Weather at Boone Municipal Airport
1941 N3N-3 Naval Trainer (courtesy of Walt Dorlac)
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