Privacy Policy

The privacy of our visitors to is important to us. At, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums. Our authorized third-party advertisers in the course of serving ads to you, may also place cookies on your browser or use tracking technology to collect information. You can choose not to accept cookies by modifying your browser settings. At any time, you may remove any cookie stored on your hard drive by deleting them in your browser’s settings section. Google, one of our third-party advertisers, may add a cookie to determine targeted advertisements based on your preferences and your visit to our site and other sites on the internet. You can choose to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites). You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Copyright & Trademarks

Our copyright is at the bottom of every page.  I have granted every request to date to use any material (which belongs to me).  For liability reasons, the full disclaimer and copyright notice must be included.  Otherwise, whoever will excerpt or quote material from this website shall assume all responsibility for doing so.  Where the author of material (which does not belong to me) is known, it is provided.  Such material is presented on this website under the fair use doctrine.  Be sure to give proper credit to authors quoted.  All trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. We use trademark names in an editorial fashion rather than put a trademark symbol after every occurrence.  This is not intended as an infringement of the trademark but capitalized for the benefit of trademark owner.

Standards of Fair Use

If you need assistance with this site, or desire removal of, or credit, for anything presented on these pages, please let me know via email and we will immediately take care of it for you. Copyrighted materials that appear on this website were considered to be available to us for use solely in a non-profit manner and as an educational tool for pilots under the provisions of the Standards for Fair Use established in Rose-Acuff Music v. Campbell; but if you feel that use is not appropriate, please contact me via email so that we can quickly correct the problem. E-mails are welcome and will result in prompt responses.  The educational, non-commercial purpose of the reading & reference areas of this site and other applicable policies and disclaimers are described in further detail below.

The Fair Use provision applies four factors, and the material presented on this website is believed to meet those factors as follows:

  • Purpose and Character of Use:  The educational, reading, and information sections of this website are designed to educate and provide safety information to pilots. No commercial gains will be generated by the contents of these educational areas. Copyrighted materials appearing herein were considered to be available to us for use solely in a non-profit manner as an educational tool. However, if you or someone else deserves credit for anything on this site, or if anything here should not be presented, contact me via email and we’ll promptly take care of it.
  • Nature of Copyrighted Work: The materials presented on this website, including graphics, music, sound clips, applets, text, etc., are not considered to be “vital” to any other organization or entity, and their appearance on this site is not presumed to be capable of damaging any other organizations or entities in any way. The materials on this site are all presented in a positive context. In addition, it is presumed that the use of any materials that may represent the work of other organizations and entities would, if anything, inadvertently help boost the popularity of those organizations or entities.
  • Relative Amount: There is limited use of protected materials on this site. No original soundtracks, recordings, or proprietary materials are included. However, as indicated above, please contact me via email if this is not the case or if there are other concerns, and the matter will be promptly rectified.
  • Effect Upon Potential Market: No harmful effect on the market of any other organization or entity that may be represented in any form on this website is anticipated. If anything, organizations or entities represented by materials included on this website might inadvertently be helped by the references made herein.

Links & Endorsements

This website offers links to many other private and public websites that appeared to be educational and appropriate when last reviewed, but we do NOT endorse or recommend any of the contents, commercial products, processes, or services presented on other websites unless expressly stated. The inclusion of a link to any of those sites does not constitute or imply an endorsement or affiliation of that site by The views and opinions of other aviation professionals do not necessarily state or reflect my views and opinions. This website, its author, or related entities is NOT r
esponsible for websites. Sites maintained by outside organizations may be changed without notice and may have different privacy policies. has no proprietary interest in or control over the content or availability of those web sites linked to this site.

Liability Disclaimer

This website is subject to change without notice.  This website is not a substitute for competent flight instruction.  There are no representations or warranties of any kind made pertaining to this service/information and any warranty, express or implied, is excluded and disclaimed including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. Under no circumstances or theories of liability, including without limitation the negligence of any party, contract, warranty or strict liability in tort, shall the website creator/author or any of its affiliated or related organizations be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages as a result of the use of, or the inability to use, any information provided through this service even if advised of the possibility of such damages.