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"Keeping the Fun in Flying!"
"Whether you are inspired to learn how to fly or a seasoned pilot looking for the best way to stay
in the game we are here to help. We give sport aviation pilots FREE weekly articles,
podcast and videos on topics to keep you learning, growing and
staying engaged in the aviation community."  ~ TC FREEMAN BLOG #82: April 8, 2015     


                                                           WELCOME PILOTS

      If you have ever wanted to fly faster aircraft check-out our video and article about the general tips about aircraft transitions. Regardless if you are going from a Light Sport to conventional aircraft or from a conventional aircraft to a turbine aircraft there are some general principles that will help make the process easier.


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* Pilot Safety Minute #82~ Transitioning to Faster Aircraft


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Transition to a Faster Aircraft


     Transitioning to a faster aircraft can be an adrenaline packed and nerve racking experience all wrapped up in one. There are different types of transitions, for example; light sport to a certificated aircraft or from a typical two-seat trainer to a complex, high-performance fire breathing turbine engine single. Piloting some aircraft such as a multi-engine or turbine single engine aircraft may require Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification or at a minimum a log book endorsement. The good news is that there are some common traits to upgrades in general that can make transitioning to faster, more sophisticated aircraft easy.

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About the author:

TC Freemanhas been flying since he was a teenager and is now an aviation speaker and author. Being employed as an Aviation Safety Specialist for state government, he has a passion for spreading the thrill of flying just for the fun of it via the website,


“We are excited to donate this segment of the WingsOfun BLOG to this great
program that promotes; airport visitation, education and tourism.”


* Congrats to our latest OP Fly NC Winners:

Tim Johnson, Chapel Hill, NC (Bronze Level Award)
Max Coates, White Lake, NC (Silver Level Award)
Timothy Riddick, Smithfield, VA (Gold Level Award)
Stephen Gooding, Stedman, NC (Silver Level Award)
Martin Heller, Southport, NC (Gold Level Award)

* The staff at the Shelby - Cleveland County Regional Airport, Shelby, NC have created a special area in the preflight planning room for the rubber stamp. Look for the framed noticed for OP Fly NC with the stamp box located just below on the counter.


* If you close to finishing Operation Fly NC think about completing a pilot ambassador program in another State. We have a new web site to help pilots easily find airport visitation programs. Go to

* Great News! You can get a seminar credit for the seminar requirement for Operation Fly NC by taking our online audio course,
“Flying Into Non-Towered Airports.” We are offering “Pay What You Want” pricing via PayPal for a short time. While this has been available previously in an audio presentation format, the course has been upgraded to allow pilots to access the audio without any external log-in pages and passwords. After listening to the course, there is a link to the quiz with seven questions about the material. It is graded to 100% for maximum learning. At the end of the course attendees will get a unique code to place in the “seminar” portion of the Operation Fly NC booklet.
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