During the winter of 2013-14 I created this website as a blog to supplement a Private Pilot ground school I was teaching regularly each Spring and Fall at the Mansfield Municipal Airport (1B9). My initial aim was to have a backlog of posts that students could refer back to for expanded information on various session topics, plus to add other content to help encourage general aviation activity – things like fly-in restaurant reviews. The blog grew to a group of nine contributors. We provided content on a host of topics. Much of this content will remain memorialized with the past posts for visitors to continue to refer back to. The purpose of this website moving forward will remain to provide a place for communications regarding NIFA Region VII.
Original blog comment from Matt:
Hi! I started this blog to serve as another avenue (in addition to my Aviation Adventures television show) to share aviation experiences and knowledge and hopefully gain some knowledge from everyone else! Please remember this blog is to share content, it is not intended to be aviation instruction. For flight and/or ground instruction you should seek out a local (to you) qualified flight instructor. I am simply trying to share some thought-provoking ideas, concepts and content. I’m hoping to post roughly once per week.
-Fly Safe, @MTElia1B9