7 pm at the Crown Plaza on Milwaukee Ave.
Rob Mark, who has been an Air Traffic Controller, a CFI,┬áa Corporate pilot, an airline pilot and an aviation writer and editor, will speak on his exciting experience flying the Airbus 380 in France.┬á┬áHe will discuss the┬ásimilarities between the way we operated the┬áA380┬áat about 900,000 lbs. the day I flew it and the Cirrus SR-22 I teach in now.
Rob will explain the need for basic flying┬áand how he wanted to hand fly the A380 to get a feel for how it handled, just as I would a lighter aircraft. He will┬áspeak to the sophistication of the avionics and how easy it was to simply punch a few buttons an forget about everything else while we spoke about the flight. His first A380┬álanding will be shown and those attending will be
able to critque his performance (bring your score cards folks).
Rob will also touch on the land & hold short capabilities of this airplane and┬áwhat a go-around looked like.
Come and┬áhear how the experience looked and felt and how it compares to how you fly!