Monthly Archives: January 2012

Difficult Maintenance Decisions – Weak Attitude Indicator

My attitude indicator showed signs during the last three flights of spinning up and erecting slowly. Just last week when I came home from Florida, the AI took 10 minutes to spin up and didn’t erect until after liftoff and … Continue reading

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Flight to Owen’s World

Bev and I slept late today. We had dinner last night with Phil and Marguerite at the Riverfront. This morning, we took our good ole time waking up, and decided to fly over the DC and visit with Owen and … Continue reading

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Looking for a weather solution for the wife’s boat

Looking for suggestions. I need an inexpensive weather device that will support an XM Nexrad service similar to what I have on the airplanes (Garmin 496). Most of the similar garmin units are discontinued. Want something that will mount on … Continue reading

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2012-01-22 Winter Instrument Flight

Flew home from Punta Gorda, FL yesterday after three wonderful days (or parts thereof) in 80+ degree weather. Absolutely beautiful. Found a really wonderful location with a 70’s house that needs new bathrooms; a new kitchen; and some upkeep. Bev … Continue reading

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January 21, 2012: Punta Gorda Fur Ball

Arriving at Punta Gorda, I asked a few times for the GPS22 approach. They weren’t responding to me as I got closer to the approach IAF, until I sailed passed it. I’m 13 nm from the airport at this time, … Continue reading

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Simplified Filing

Nothing new for many, but watching what others were doing led me to take a different approach to filing with a fast airplane. Charles and I took a day off and used the Twin Comanche to fly to Punta Gorda … Continue reading

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50 Hr Maintenance

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In preparation for a Florida trip later this week, N833DF is in for oil change and recurring AD compliance inspections. Only unexpected squawk is that the rotating beacon / belly strobe breaker has tripped. It is possible that this can … Continue reading

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Success! New Glideslope Light

Ordered a new blue replacement indicator light to replace the green one that came with the new glideslope computer. The later was identical to my single gear down and locked indicator, which is mounted almost out of sight. You can … Continue reading

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Angel Flight – Saturday, Jan 14th, 2012

Mission: Move a female passenger from Boston to Wings Field down to Greensboro, NC to somewhere in South Georgia. There were three legs to this mission, and mine was the middle leg. An instructor from Delaware Airpark, Jason, came along … Continue reading

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