Category Archives: FMY

Lesson 4: Slow flight and stalls. part 1

My last flying lesson happened on President’s Day. I arrive at the airport and start inspecting the plane. She flew earlier that day by another Club member who is just about ready to take his Checkride. By the time Skip … Continue reading

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Weather, Nausea, and a New Runway! Oh, my!

Weather A cold front moved into South West Florida precisely when I wanted to fly on Saturday morning. As Skip and I were preflighting N3521Q, some nasty low clouds came in and we thought we might have to cancel our … Continue reading

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Lesson 2: Don’t fight the plane.

Today’s flying lesson was one chock full of experience. Last week we did the walk around together, this morning he held the book while I did most of the work, prepping myself for when I have to do the preflight … Continue reading

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Cleared for Takeoff: Flying Lesson 1

So. I flew a plane today. I had my first flying lesson with Certificated Flight Instructor (or CFI for short) Skip Bentley. I arrived at Page Field Airport (FMY) in Fort Myers at around 4:45 pm and after a few … Continue reading

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Start Your Engine! Flying Lessons Start Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 28th, 2012, I will be taking my first Flying lesson. That incredible milestone flight will be in the best selling airplane known to man: a Cessna 172, tail number: N3521Q. I’ve been in a non-airliner plane only once before, for my discovery flight in … Continue reading

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Page Field Aviation Day 2010 (the pictures)

Here for your viewing pleasures are the pictures I took on November 13, 2010 for the Lee County Port of Authority “Aviation Day 2010″ I’m still getting the hang of exposures, and it was a very bright day in Fort … Continue reading

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Aviation Day 2010 at FMY

Mark your calendars! WHAT: Aviation Day WHERE: KFMY – Page Field General Aviation WHEN: November 13th, 2010 COST: Free parking, Free Admittance

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MoGas Comes to FMY

Starting yesterday, there is a new fuel choice at my local airport, Page Field in fort myers. Automobile gas or more commonly know in the aviation world as Mogas is now for sale at FMY. At the time of this … Continue reading

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