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8 ways to know when you should not land your plane

Posted on in Flight Training

Ok, it’s time to land your plane, but should you? There are some circumstances where it’s safer to divert to another airport. But how do you know when you should divert?

Our pilots have created a list of more common situations when you should not land your plane. This list is of course not all inclusive, there are many unique situations that you might face in the future. Read more


This holiday season give the gift of flight!

Posted on in Aviation News, Flight Training, Sawyer Aviation News

We all have that person on our gift list, who has an insatiable appetite for adventure or has been talking and dreaming about learning to fly.

This is your chance to be the hero and give them their first step or the ride of a lifetime! Read more


Sedona Red Rock Fantasy of Lights

Posted on in Aviation News, Flight Training, Sawyer Aviation News

Sedona Red Rock Fantasy of Lights

Red Rock Fantasy has been a winter tradition for 20 years in Sedona, Arizona. What began as a light display at the Los Abrigados Resort & Spa has evolved into nearly one million lights with dozens of families creating their own displays. Lasting through the New Year, this festival will end with their “Lights Out” on Saturday, January 1, 2011. The festival is open every night (weather permitting) at 5pm and ends at 9pm (Sunday – Thursday) and 10pm (Friday & Saturday). Read more


Where in the world are Dr. Fischer and Rainer

Posted on in Flight Training, Sawyer Aviation News

Every year around this time, Dr. Fischer comes to the southwest to enjoy some flying. This year he has chosen to fly with Sawyer Aviation, bringing along Rainer, the son of his best friend. Originally from Germany and the UK, both men are enjoying the good weather. Dr. Fischer is quite familiar with the Sawyer Aviation Turbo 182 Skylane, as he has the same plane back home.

They will fly throughout the southwest, being sure to see all the highlights as they venture state to state, living the pilot’s dream. Their journey, so far, has taken them to Long Beach for the AOPA summit, Catalina, Santa Barbara, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Las Cruces.

Follow them live on their journey!


Sully Approach Chart

Posted on in Aviation News, Flight Training

As the two year anniversary nears of the “Miracle on the Hudson”, Jeppesen commemorated this event a little differently. Jeppesen has created and offered navigation informational products, services and software, for over 75 years. They are a subsidiary of Boeing, the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Both are leaders in aviation.

Captain Chesley Sullenburger “Sully” and first officer Jeffrey Skiles were both presented with a humorous and humble gift recounting their actions and decisions during the Hudson River landing. Read more


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