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Hello, 

     I am currently pursuing a Professional Pilot degree in college and am trying to figure out what all jobs are out there. I've already figured out that I'm not really interested in the airlines. I enjoy nature a lot and would like to find some way to combine aviation and nature in a job. Air tour is something that interests me. I also think bush flying would be cool although I've heard that involves having some ability to fix things when they break which I am inherently ...
My insurance agent told me that most of their companies are dropping coverage for pilots 75 and older and that only two companies bid on a policy. I have no accidents or incidents and fly a modern fixed gear aircraft with one of the industry's best safety ratings. The rate has doubled. It would be nice to find a lower rate but I am even more concerned about getting dropped next year or the year after that even though I have no medical issues.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
FAR 91.119(b) requires an altitude of 1000' above any obstacle within a 2000' horizontal distance from the plane when over congested areas.  So what is the definition of an obstacle?  Is it anything over 50' height?  Anything above ground such as a house or even a fence?  I don't know if it was from the FAA or NTSB but I think I saw a definition that included anything man made or natural.  That could include a tree, bush or ground higher than the surrounding terrain.
Clifford Fogle posted new forum topic
Mar '20
FAR 91.119(b) requires an altitude of 1000' above any obstacle within a 2000' horizontal distance from the plane when over congested areas.  So what is the definition of an obstacle?  Is it anything over 50' height?  Anything above ground such as a house or even a fence?  I don't know if it was from the FAA or NTSB but I think I saw a definition that included anything man made or natural.  That could include a tree, bush or ground higher than the surrounding terrain.
A pilot I spoke to today told me he read something from AOPA recently about the insurance rate increases many owners are seeing.  He said the article spoke of added requirements for pilots over 70 years of age.  I had read recently that 80 was the age that these more strict requirements became common.

Does anyone remember this article and can they tell me where to locate it?
Clifford Fogle posted new forum topic
Feb '20
A pilot I spoke to today told me he read something from AOPA recently about the insurance rate increases many owners are seeing.  He said the article spoke of added requirements for pilots over 70 years of age.  I had read recently that 80 was the age that these more strict requirements became common.

Does anyone remember this article and can they tell me where to locate it?
I was under the impression that only ADS-B Out equipped aircraft would show as traffic on a display fed from an ADS-B receiver.  I use a Stratux to send traffic to my iPad using the FlyQ EFB.  The other day we departed an airport with 4 other airplanes in our group, 2 equipped with ADS-B out and 2 with standard Mode C transponders and no ADS-B Out installed.  I was within 5 miles of each aircraft and received all of them on my iPad as traffic.  The 2 ADS-B Out equipped showed their ...
Clifford Fogle posted new forum topic
Dec '19
I was under the impression that only ADS-B Out equipped aircraft would show as traffic on a display fed from an ADS-B receiver.  I use a Stratux to send traffic to my iPad using the FlyQ EFB.  The other day we departed an airport with 4 other airplanes in our group, 2 equipped with ADS-B out and 2 with standard Mode C transponders and no ADS-B Out installed.  I was within 5 miles of each aircraft and received all of them on my iPad as traffic.  The 2 ADS-B Out equipped showed their ...