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David Pearce posted new forum topic
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I was reading a response someone made where they said “while in flight, call the tower on the cellphone.” It got me thinking, where would I find the phone number to call the control tower in an emergency?

So, I am in flight and loose my radios, I have my Garmin GPS, my sectional charts, and my cellphone with foreflight on it. Where would I find the tower telephone number? Do I just call FSS and have them relay. I can be sure that in an emergency, once I get someone on the phone, I am not ...

David Pearce posted new forum topic
Jun '21
Can you get flight following without a transponder? I have a Piper Cub Special without an electrical system and rely on a handheld radio to fly into and out of the Class D airport. I noticed one day that the tower asked me to confirm I had no transponder, and awhile later the tower was telling someone leaving the class Delta to the northwest to be aware of an aircraft to the northwest in the practice area, as they did not have a transponder and were not visible to the tower.
David Pearce posted new forum topic
Aug '20
I will be flying a Piper Cub cross country and will be passing several Class C airspaces. I will only have a handheld radio, and flying 2500 above the ground. I am worried about transiting the 20 mile ring and not being able contact the CTC 20 miles out. Can I enter the 20 mile ring and fly under 10 mile ring and land at an airport uunder the 10 mile ring without contacting the designated approach controller?
 
I am Planning 2300 mile trip from KOKV to L00, 150 miles per leg, no more than 5 hours flying time a day. I am not the camping type. How do you select airports to land at that have a way to get to and from a hotel, meals, replenish food supplies?

It doesn't look like the US is going to be opening up anytime soon. So what are some ideas for finding an airport where I can get food and drink supplies for the next day's flight, breakfast and dinner meals, transportation to and from the ...
David Pearce posted new forum topic
Aug '20
I am Planning 2300 mile trip from KOKV to L00, 150 miles per leg, no more than 5 hours flying time a day. I am not the camping type. How do you select airports to land at that have a way to get to and from a hotel, meals, replenish food supplies?

It doesn't look like the US is going to be opening up anytime soon. So what are some ideas for finding an airport where I can get food and drink supplies for the next day's flight, breakfast and dinner meals, transportation to and from the ...