During the summer of 2008 I went to my first large air show. It was in a military base in southern New Jersey called McGuire’s air force base. The show itself is free and the crowds were huge. It was an excellent show with many different planes. Unfortunately they decided not to have a 2009 air show due to budget problems. I found these pictures while organizing some files the other day. Enjoy!
I fly out of Essex County Airport CDW. It is a towered airport located approximately 10mi north west of Teterboro TEB. It is under the outer ring of the New York class bravo airspace. There are two other nearby airports Lincoln Park N07 and Morristown MMU.
Despite having a tower it is a pretty quiet airport. On the weekends it does have its fair share of students doing pattern work. This is because there are three different flight schools located on the field. Recently a large FBO named MacDan went bankrupt so there is only one company that handles fuel and service. It also had a flight school that has been taken over by RGI Aviation.
A good checklist is hard to come by. At least that’s what I think. I use my checklist every time I pre-flight the plane and think it is vital to safe flying. That being said I was never quite happy with any of the lists I found. The checklist in my school’s Skyhawk was in a binder so it is a pain to carry around. And any checklists you can find online are $40 or more. Being a somewhat frugal flier I decided to make my own. So I took the best list I could find and modified it for me. This only involved shrinking down the size to 5×7 and printing it. Then I ran over to the local office supply store and had it laminated for $5.
Download Cessna Skyhawk 172SP here PDF