May 2022: New SR22s, Important Bedford Updates, Pro Tip & More!
New SR22s @ KBED
We’re happy to introduce the two new members of our fleet, N824ET and N908AL! Both of these 2022 G6 SR22 model aircraft will be based out of our Bedford location and are available for rent or training. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule time in either N824ET or N908AL.
New Training Space at Laconia
We are now sharing office space with SkyBright at KLCI in the main terminal. We want you to have access to a comfortable learning environment during your training with us. It is located in the terminal building at 65a Aviation Drive, Gilford, NH 03249.
Save the Date: COPA Safety Event
KBED Customers: Flights Impacted June 15 – 20, 2022
U.S. Open Golf Tournament
The U.S. Open Golf Tournament is being hosted at Brookline Country Club, Brookline, MA. Expect heavy air traffic at Hanscom during the golf tournament during that week. MassPort will make a formal announcement and post a NOTAM soon. We already know that there will be no touch ’n go operations allowed and slot times may be required for landing.
We may move a few of our aircraft to Plymouth during that time if we have enough demand for our usual flight training schedule during that week. Driving time to Plymouth from Boston is about 1 hour. Please let Ben Acker, our Flight Training Advisor, know if you’d be interested in doing your flights out of Plymouth that week: email@example.com or call/text: (774) 283-1825. We will keep you updated as we know more from MassPort.
Lex Crosett Awarded Master CFI Accreditation
We’d like to celebrate one of our CSIP Instructors, Lex Crosett, on being accredited a Master Flight Instructor by the National Association of Flight Instructors (NFAI). It identifies the practitioners of aviation education who have reached the highest level of instructional activity, educational experience, and professional service to the flight-training community—the true masters of aviation instruction—and it publicly recognizes these “teachers of flight” to provide a professional standard to which all aviation educators can aspire.
Lex has been flight instructing since the age of 18 and enjoys working with pilots at every learning stage. Lex has more than 4,300 hours of flight time and 1,300 hours of instruction given as a FAA Gold Seal Flight Instructor. He holds Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor certificates in both airplanes and helicopters.
In addition to flight instructing to pay for his college education, Lex flew for air ambulance, freight, and charter organizations, and for a commuter airline in New England. Lex has been active as an Angel Flight command pilot. As a Cirrus owner, Lex enjoys helping others learn about and take advantage of the Cirrus Life. He says working for Mike Goulian and with his team has been the highlight of his flight instruction career.
Congratulations to you, Lex! And thank you for being one of our amazing instructors!
Pro Tip of the Month by CFII Collin Kociela
The FAA defines situational awareness as the accurate perception and understanding of all the factors and conditions within the four fundamental risk elements that affect safety before, during, and after the flight. To maintain situational awareness, a pilot needs to understand the relative significance of these factors and their future impact on the flight.
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