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Fly Out to Sky Bryce


Fly Out to Sky Bryce

We will be repeating a popular and very fun adventure from last Summer. For those looking for a safe challenge, we encourage you to join us at Sky Bryce on September 19th! All that join will meet at 12:00 on the airport ramp. From there we will walk over to the restaurant for lunch at Sky Bryce Resort. Just be aware that Sky Brice airport is one of the more difficult airports that we have in the area to land at. The runway is only 2200 feet long and it is located in a tight valley which can make it challenging to take off and land from. Make sure you check your performance numbers. Also, feel free to reach out to any of our AVAD instructors to join if you would like. The airport is also listed as a private airport on the charts however it is open to the public.

VFR & IFR Rusty Pilot Courses


VFR & IFR Rusty Pilot Courses

We are pleased to announce the 2021 edition of the VFR and IFR Rusty Pilot courses, scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021. The courses will be taught via Zoom with the VFR course scheduled from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and the IFR course from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

The VFR Rusty Pilot course is designed for pilots that have been out of the cockpit for a few years, active pilots that would like to get up to speed on new developments in Part 91 flying, and student pilots working towards their Private or Commercial certificates. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with fellow pilots and receive a comprehensive refresher course on various topics that are essential to operating aircraft under Visual Flight Rules in the Washington DC Special Flight Rules Area and beyond. We plan to discuss the following topics:

.       Pilot Experience, Responsibilities, and Cautions

.       Airworthiness, Maintenance, and Inspections

.       Airports, Airspace, and SFRA Procedures

.       Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

.       Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

The IFR course is designed for pilots who already have, or are in the pursuit of, an instrument rating. The course is designed to provide a review of instrument procedures for each phase of flight and will have a "procedural" focus with a goal to give pilots a better understanding of the "why" behind the procedures versus just the "how" they are flown. We will mostly use local airports and procedures as examples, but there will be a few examples of interesting procedures used in other areas of the US. Topics will include:

.       Departure Procedures

.       En Route Procedures

.       Arrival Procedures

.       Aviation Weather Products and Flight Planning

.       Aeronautical Decision Making and Risk Management

Each course costs $60, but if you sign up for both, the combined cost will be $100. After attending the VFR Rusty Pilot course, you will receive a certificate of completion indicating that you have satisfied the ground instruction requirement for the flight review per FAR 61.56. The certificate will be accepted by any Aviation Adventures CFI within six months of the course.

If you would like to attend either or both courses, please register by sending an email to kontanis@gmail.com or by calling the Aviation Adventures Manassas office at 703-530-7737 with your name, email address, and a preferred phone number. Also, please specify if you would like to register for one or both courses.  Upon confirmation of payment, the Zoom log-on information for the courses will be shared.

Hudson River Flyout


Hudson River Flyout

We are excited to announce that our December fly out will be the Hudson River down the Bravo corridor on Sunday, December 27th. If you still have family in town from the holidays, this would be a great trip to bring them on and keep the festivities going. Also, this trip is ideal for commercial students who need XC hours and anyone just looking for cool places to go and time build! We plan on meeting up at Monmouth Executive (KBLM) at 11:00. There will be a brief at 11:30 and we plan on departing together from KBLM at 12:30.

In order to go on this fly out, you need to have completed the NY SFRA course. Here is the link: https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?cID=79&sID=387&searchresults=true&preview=true. If you would like an instructor on board to help you manage the airspace, our instructors would love to ride along and help you out with any questions! Again, just right down in the "comment" section if you would like an AVAD instructor on board.

Attached below is the sign up sheet for the Hudson event. Please add the appropriate information in the fields provided and let us know if you are able/willing to take any additional passengers.  


Kentmorr Flyout


Kentmorr Flyout

We hope you join us flying into the grass strip of 3W3 on Sunday, November 15th. We plan on meeting up at 12:00 and eating at the Kentmorr Restaurant & Crab House for lunch. If you have never flown into a grass strip, or you're a little rusty on soft field landings, this is a perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills. We have a few instructors still available if you would like to have one on board. If you would like an instructor, just ask in the "comment" section of the sign up sheet.

If on Sunday the 15th the grass on the field is not suitable for landings, we plan on going to Bay Bridge (W29) and eating at the Bay Bridge Grill at 12:00 as a backup.

Attached below is the sign up sheet for the Kentmorr event. Please add the appropriate information in the fields provided and let us know if you are able/willing to take any additional passengers.


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