Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane …
Actually it’s four planes.
Sometime between 12pm and 1pm Friday, southern Californians may want to step outside and turn their eyes skyward to see a U.S. Air Force flight formation streaking low across the sky. It’s all part of the double 70th anniversary celebration happening at Edwards Air Force Base
This last Sunday, October 8, members and family of the SmokeEagles gathered at Ray Stratton's house for some casual chit-chat, non-hangar flying (so that the spouses would stay) and some great food. A good time was had by all! Thanks Ray!read more
Recently, the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) has advised of an increase in, “Wrong Surface Landing Incidents” in the National Airspace System (NAS). This Notice/FAASTBLAST is to alert pilots to hazards associated with landing at the wrong airport or on the wrong surface at the destination.read more
After a long hiatus the Smoke Eagles website has been updated! Come check out our flying club, share some stories, and ogle our beautiful aircraft! Highlights include Calendar of events All of the information about Smoke Eagles you care to know Links to useful,...read more
I was on my way to my son’s place in Gilroy CA (the garlic place). I had filed IFR just because. The weather would be clear all the way but the route and altitude penalties versus VFR Direct were minimal. I filed my usual route via VTU V485 ULENY (the GPS 24 IAF)....read more