Jul 24, 2016 – Flying out to Oshkosh

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You will find that I have inserted LiveATC clips in this blog covering key parts of our flight. I did this to add perspective for those of you who have not had the chance yet to fly into KOSH for … Continue reading

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Jul 23, 2016 – All packed up…

Drove over to the airport this morning around 8am with all the gear except the food and the cooler. The news media is screaming about how hot it is going to be, and this time I don’t think they are lying. I … Continue reading

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Jul 22, 2016 – Oshkosh Bound Update

Oshkosh Preparations: Bev will not be going on this trip to Oshkosh with me. We just got back from a long drive to Orlando and back with Chris & Raquel; and four of my grandchildren.  We decided not to fly … Continue reading

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Jul 1, 2016 – AutoPilots, Open Doors, and other drama

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From earlier posts, you know I am going down a path of learning to do supervised maintenance on my own airplane. Recently, that has included removing and re-installing the pitch trim servo for my auto-pilot. That work necessarily includes learning how to remove … Continue reading

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Jun 16, 2016 Maintenance, OPA, and Instructing

Hangar Work: I have been working on the B-25 and learning more about how an A&P does his/her job. I am a babe in the woods working on airplanes, but building new skills each time I work at the hangar. … Continue reading

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Jun 16, 2016 -Oshkosh Preparation

I am reading the 2016 NOTAM to get refreshed on the process. This blog represents my current thinking, and will be updated as the trip gets closer and I coordinate with my friends. Packing: Before we go, here are a few things Bev … Continue reading

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Jun 4, 2015 – Autopilot; New Orleans; B-25; etc.

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AutoPilot Update: Larry & Matt went out of their way to help me with an autopilot issue I was having with my beautiful twin comanche. Larry gave me his expert friend’s number down in South Carolina, and then followed through … Continue reading

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May 17, 2016 Altimatic IIIB Testing Plan

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Recently I had a recurrence of an autopilot pitch mode issue. I first noticed this on a Feb 8th Angel Flight earlier this year. In that case, a sudden pitch down deviation got my heart going, but shutting things off … Continue reading

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May 16, 2016 Earning the DAMF B-25J SIC Rating

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Just after finally getting my May 15 post out, having struggled with that forever, I received a call scheduling my B-25J checkout for last night. Right after that call, another consulting business opportunity popped up that could be exciting. Yesterday … Continue reading

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May 15, 2016 Rebuilding a Schedule

I’ve had this post sitting in draft for almost two months now. There has been allot happening, and the vast majority of it is very good. I do have time on my hands though, and am looking for ways to … Continue reading

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