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At my uncontrolled airport, the grass crosswind runway is “closed winter months and after heavy rains,” in the chart supplement (AFD of old).  If the crosswinds are very high and I as pilot in command determine landing on the open runway would present a safety of flight risk can I land on the closed runway, without declaring an emergency? There are 2 airports within a 12nm radius with crosswind runways.

What would the FAA and insurance company view should an incident ...

As a Part 107 pilot and property manager, how to I get a waiver to fly in the DC-SFRA to do roof inspections, etc.

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Nov '21

What are some of the resources that you wished you knew about sooner? Don't necessarily have to be FAA resources, could be from anywhere. I'll start with this one:

Instrument Flight Procedures (IFP) Information Gateway


This resource allows you to reach out to the IFP team responsible for a certain procedure and ask questions that you may not have been able to get answered otherwise. We get calls from members all the time wanting to know why a minimum has been changed, or why ...

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Nov '21

What was the most difficult skill for you to learn during your training and what did you (or others) do to finally make it click for you? 

I'll start. Mine was landings, it just didn't click for me. Flight after flight I'd only have 1 or 2 good landings, the rest were of questionable quality. I finally ended up flying with another instructor at the school and it just clicked. Don't know if it was his insight into what I was doing wrong, but it worked and from that flight forward the ...

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Nov '21

This is a topic that comes up from time to time when someone is looking to buy an aircraft. They may not plan on using it enough to justify the cost and may not want to deal with a partner or flying club. Leasing to a flight school may be an option, but there doesn't seem to be much information on the nuts and bolts of how to do it and actually make it work.

Wanted to make this post for pilots and aircraft owners to put questions out there about leasebacks to flight schools, as well as ...