Jan 31, 2017 – The Casual Observer

Things are moving along rapidly in my new instructor career.  The classroom and simulator training as a client earned me an initial type rating in a jet. Going through the same course as an observer watching a client repeat the … Continue reading

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Jan 14, 2016 – Flying to the Edge of the Envelope

I like the title, but I admit that it’s overly dramatic. The envelope I’m talking about is my own personal limitations. Trying hard to learn jets and to do this professionally once more, I can only drawing parallels to my … Continue reading

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Dec 19, 2016 – Back in Ground School

I’ve talked about wanting to work at FlightSafety for a very long time. The idea of spending my days at an airport, or flying someone else’s airplanes into my golden years, has always been appealing to me. Engineering and management … Continue reading

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Dec 4, 2016 – Pending Volunteer Flights

I’m working hard to get my airplane back on it’s new tires and out flying again.  Angel Flight has been calling, and I promised to call them when I’m back. Also received two word of mouth calls to move cancer … Continue reading

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Nov 5, 2016 – Intensive Annual Continues

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It will be easier to write about the intense annual I’m in the middle of when it’s all done. For now, I can add some flavor to what we’ve found thus far. Taking apart something so dear to me is … Continue reading

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Dec 3, 2016 – N833DF Magazine Article

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The International Comanche Society is an excellent resource for Comanche owners – both singles and twins. I have taken advantage of their expertise, tool borrowing programs, Pilot Proficiency Training, and other assets. These folks gave me the opportunity to highlight … Continue reading

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Nov 3, 2016 N833DF’s Intensive Annual

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I’ve always been happy with the work Sussex Aero has done for me, but this year I thought I’d like the experience of doing it myself, with supervision. I asked Matt Sager to work with me on my first owner-assisted annual for … Continue reading

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Oct 20th, 2016 – Emergency Room

On Friday the 18th, Beverly felt a bit of pain in her belly that slowed her down for the day. Saturday brought a little queasiness, but Sunday evening brought excruciating pain. Instead of getting ready for bed, I took her … Continue reading

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Oct 14, 2016 – FlightSafety Interview

I was at the beach for a few days, getting ready to begin the annual inspection for N833DF the airport over in Georgetown. Matt will be teaching and supervising me, and I was anxious to get that project going. There … Continue reading

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Oct 10th, 2016 – FlightSafety Alternative Stays Alive

In my last post I spoke about building a schedule for next year that will keep me busy and help me build a routine. The leading elements of that schedule would be built from contractor work with one or more … Continue reading

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