Hangar Flying

B-36 Engineer’s Station

If you haven't seen some of these panoramic photos from inside classic aircraft, these are spectacular! The instrument scan on this B-36 must have taken 30...

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Flying around DC in 1967

Submitted by John Burke 1967-05-03 Cessna N2220G 182 230 LGB/NEEDLES/WINSLOW/ALBUQUERQUE /DALHART/GAGE/KANSAS CITY/ CHICAGO(HOWELL) /CLEVELAND /SCHENECTADY /BEDFORD MS(HANSCOM) /WESTCHESTER CO /WASHINGTON VA(BAILEY’S CROSSROADS, VA) We were over Baltimore Friendship...

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Is that an IFR Clearance or the Intro to War and Peace?

For you who enjoy reading of flying adventures…. Work had taken me to Scottsdale AZ (SDL). On Sunday I flew there expecting to work through Wednesday, and return Thursday AM. But work was done by 2 PM Tuesday so why not go home? (I get paid by the hour so I just lost...

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Miracle on the Hudson Jeppsen Chart

US Airways Flight 1549, three minutes after takeoff on January 15, 2009, struck a flock of Canada geese and consequently lost all engine power, forcing them to ditch. Jeppsen recreated the Miracle on the Hudson flight in handy Jepp-chart format.

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Oh No! We Forgot Fernando!

I had signed up for a Sunday Angel Flight. Dennis Lord would fly the first leg. We would pick up 7 year old Larry and his Dad and I would fly them to Santa Monica (SMO) where Larry would be seen by UCLA staff the next day. This was a two flight mission. Pilot #1 would...

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Smoke Eagles at AOPA Chino (KCNO) Regional Fly-In

Smoke Eagles was a participant in AOPA’s Chino (KCNO) Regional Fly-In held in September 2014. The club had N9910E, their C-182, available for viewing, and club members provided visitors with information about the club. At the AOPA Flying Club session the club...

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Smoke Eagles Aircraft Prior to 1964

Written by Peter Hayes in a letter to John Burke When I joined the club in January of 1958 we had a  Cessna 120 (it wasn't a 140....the 120 didn't have flaps) N1700V (don't know the year), together with a Piper Tri-Pacer which I never flew. I'm afraid I don't know its...

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Sometimes Driving is the Way to Go

I left KFUL on a Thursday after lunch for a meeting in San Luis Obispo (SBP) Thursday night and all day Friday. I told my wife I’d be back Friday night. Our first Winter of 2002 storm was headed to LA but hadn't reached us yet. I took off on an IFR plan into blue...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
7
Tue
2020
19:00 Monthly Smoke Eagles Meeting @ AFI Flight Training Center
Monthly Smoke Eagles Meeting @ AFI Flight Training Center
Jan 7 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Monthly Smoke Eagles Meeting @ AFI Flight Training Center
Come join us for our monthly meeting. We meet in AFI’s classroom at KFUL. Pizza social to follow.
Jan
12
Sun
2020
09:00 KFUL – Antique Aircraft Display ... @ Fullerton Airport
KFUL – Antique Aircraft Display ... @ Fullerton Airport
Jan 12 @ 09:00 – 14:00
KFUL - Antique Aircraft Display Days @ Fullerton Airport
On the second Sunday of every month owners of classic aircraft are invited to display their aircraft at the Fullerton Airport, and all visitors are invited to view the displays. Antique Aircraft Display Days
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