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Temperance Creek Adventure December 2017

Temperance Creek Adventure December 2017

What a day it was.  Rod T and I set out to join up with other pilots from the Latitude Aviators Facebook group to get breakfast at the historic – and spectacular – Temperance Creek Lodge on the Snake River in Oregon. After a short briefing for pilot responsibilities and other miscellany, including rigging no less than 4 GoPro cameras, we let a little air out of the tires for a nice soft ride on the airstrips we were going to be visiting.  The 175 rolled out of the hangar to face our deserted airport, and easily fired up thanks to the oil pan preheater that had been plugged in all night. Departing early from Coeur d’ Alene Airport, Rod and I first spun a few laps in the pattern in the Latitude 175 to get Rod up to speed on tailwheel and familiarize him with some of the 175’s handling qualities.  An experienced, current, and proficient pilot is Rod, but the last time he’d flown tailwheel was 3 years ago.  Nonetheless, he was safe and smiling in just a couple of laps thanks to his experience and the 175’s kind handling. Piercing the gap between layers, the 175 saddled up and launched out to VFR over the top and set sail to the South at a decent cruise of 110kts, eyes set on adventure in the Idaho backcountry.  Smooth and cool air, thanks to a ridiculous inversion covering the entire Northwest, made the ride enjoyable as Jeff and Rod enjoyed catching up with each other and doing some in-flight verbal training on the flying to come, as this was...
Latitude announces Simulcast Ground School

Latitude announces Simulcast Ground School

Latitude Aviation Jeff Fouche 7/2/16 Latitude Aviation announces Simulcast Ground School Coeur d Alene Airport July 2nd, 2016 An Simulcast Ground School has been scheduled for July and August, running July 12th thru August 18th on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-10pm PDT.  This class format is specifically targeted at students attending other schools or working during the day, and is especially well suited to students that want to learn the knowledge they need to become a pilot, but for whom it is impractical to attend a live school with the introduction of the new Simulcast distance education. “As usual, some our best ideas come from our very own students” begins Jeff Fouche, owner and Chief Instructor for Latitude.  “We are seeing live ground schools, and pre-recorded guided learning online schools, but not very many schools are doing a live distance learning program.  We’re excited to lead the way and bring more students to the classroom with our new program.” Covering the fundamentals of becoming a Private Pilot (also satisfies the requirements for learning to be a Sport Pilot), the class will use the Gleim Private Pilot curriculum to cover the require subjects like Aerodynamics, Airplane Systems and Components, Aviation Weather, Navigation and more. Utilizing a multimedia learning experience both live, in-person, and distance learning via web-based simulcast, taught by experienced instructors, the Simulcast Ground School represents the first of its kind at the Coeur d’ Alene Airport, and among the first such classes in the industry. Important dates: July 8th: deadline to sign up, deadline to pay for class and book kit. July 12th: first day of class. July...
Fall Private Pilot Ground School Announced

Fall Private Pilot Ground School Announced

Latitude is pleased to announce a Fall Private Pilot Ground School. Learn the basic knowledge required of every pilot, including aerodynamics, airplane systems, airspace, navigation and more.  The successful student will be eligible to take the Private Pilot Knowledge Test at an FAA-approved testing center. Class Dates and Times: Oct 24, 25th and Oct 31st, Nov 1st: 8am-5pm Nov 7th: 8am-12pm, BBQ to follow Cost: $280, plus $160 for books and...

Immersion Ground School Announced

Latitude Aviation is excited to announce the schedule for an accelerated ground school in late May. Learn, in a concentrated format, the essentials of what you need to know to begin your journey to earn your Private Pilot license: aerodynamics, systems and components of aircraft, navigation, performance, weather and more. With an experienced staff of instructors, multimedia and scenario-based instruction for multiple learning types, and ideal location (an airport!), you’re sure to get a strong start on learning the basics to get airborne. With the proven Gleim curriculum, a little hard work and studying, and our Immersion course, your success is assured. An Immersion Ground School is scheduled for May 23rd, 24th and 30th, and 31st, from 8am to 5pm with a break for lunch. Cost is $400, including a Gleim Private Pilot kit (includes essential text books, Flight Computer, plotter, flight bag etc.), and must be prepaid. Contact Latitude Aviation to sign up or for any other questions. Latitude Aviation is Coeur d Alene’s newest flight school, located at the beautiful Pappy Boyington Field in scenic Kootenai County. Our emphasis on personalized instruction, stable syllabus, and affordable fleet of airplanes keeps our customers coming...