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  • Flexible Flyer

    Flexible Flyer

    Earlier this year, I wrote about my family’s plans to take a number of mini-vacations during the summer centered on our enjoyment of roller coasters and amusement parks.  Now that […]

     
     
  • Hangarside chat with Hal Shevers

    Hangarside chat with Hal Shevers

    Standing next to my favorite airplane inspires me to recall a few of my favorite flights. This old, red Aztec has taken my friends, family and me to such far-flung places as Caracas, Newfoundland, Cabo and Kelowna. I now realize it was because of the training I received (and a lot of good luck) that I have been afforded the opportunity to go to those places–and cherish those memories.

     
     
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  • The art of cross country travel by light airplane

    The art of cross country travel by light airplane

    As student pilots and newly-minted private pilots, we spend most of our time in the traffic pattern or the practice area. It’s all about the process, not enjoying the ride or the destination. But once you earn your license, it’s critical to throw off those shackles, get out and travel!

     
     
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  • Flying for Fun

    Flying for Fun

    Flight school, albeit fun, can be a real drag. I can recall fretting over the next “turns around a point” lesson for the fourth time.  Don’t get me wrong, any […]

     
     
  • A Tale of Two Trips

    A Tale of Two Trips

    This summer, my family and I have decided to take a number of mini-vacations centered around our enjoyment of roller coasters and amusement parks.

    During the month of June, we have had the opportunity to visit 2 parks outside of our home park.

    On one trip, we elected to use a general aviation airplane; on the other, we elected to drive our mini-van. This blog will compare those trips.

     
     
  • Always Have an Out

    Always Have an Out

    I always have a plan B. Typically, when flying, I also prefer to have a plan C and D in case of an emergency or if things don’t go according […]

     
     
  • Trust But Verify

    Trust But Verify

    Trust your gauges.  Trust your gauges.  Trust your gauges.  I can still hear the chant from my instructor during my instrument training.  Even when VFR, I always find myself leveling […]

     
     
  • Happy Anniversary

    Happy Anniversary

    This week I will celebrate the 29th anniversary of my 29th birthday.  Birthdays, which are so anticipated when you’re young. I can’t wait until I’m 6 and go to school.  […]

     
     
 
 

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