Monthly Archives: February 2012

Good news….

I am grounded, but it is good news. The left prop should be off by now and East Coast Propeller is on the way to take it back up north. It has been throwing grease on one of the blades … Continue reading

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Cheers for the weekend….

Looks like the auto-pilot and AI are playing well together. N833DF flew wonderfully in VFR and light plus turbulence this weekend. Flew a coupled approach on the GPS23 into SBY, then did some spirited crosswind landings into Georgetown and Delaware … Continue reading

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Maintenance… I’ve gotten it all wrong

I drive my own stress levels occasionally by trying to achieve zero squawks in a machine this sophisticated and this experienced. Today I test flew the second new Attitude Indicator, after the first AI would not drive the autopilot correctly. … Continue reading

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Yeah Baby!! 420 Multi-Engine Hours

I purchased this airplane with the intention of building multi-engine time. After a spurt of flying these last two months, I just passed 400 hours and am climbing to the 500 hours I am looking for. N833DF 2012 Feb Angel Flight … Continue reading

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KVDF-33N: Tampa To Delaware Airpark Direct – Feb 2nd to Feb 5th

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The Harley shop didn’t open until 10am, so I filed for an 11am departure thinking we might not get off until noon. I took a look at the developing weather and decided that a straight shot would be better than … Continue reading

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At KVDF: Tampa Harley Trip – Feb 2nd to Feb 5th

Ted and I picked up the rented Street Glides and launched from Tampa for Punta Gorda. For now – I’ll just jot down a few bullets from the many places we visited. -Clear Water -St Pete’s Beach -Casa Key (38M$ … Continue reading

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KRBW-KVDF: Tampa Harley Trip – Feb 2nd to Feb 5th

After lunch and a rest break, an easy 2 hour flight would be easy. Weather was clear the rest of the way, and the Harley shop was open until 7pm. We didn’t have a car or room reservations, but we’d … Continue reading

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33N-KRBW: Tampa Harley Trip – Feb 2nd to Feb 5th

Idea was to fly to Tampa and rent Harleys; ride down the coast of Florida from Clear Water to Punta Gorda; return to Tampa and fly home. Simple, right? Actually yes – it went off just as planned. The weather … Continue reading

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Critter alert 2/1/12

Flew from KGED after picking up my airplane from some maintenance. Departing RWY 22, I saw a HERD of deer (about 12) running across the approach end of RWY 4. I also saw flocks of black birds there, and had … Continue reading

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Maintenance Update / Florida Trip 2/1/12

Georgetown Aero did a great job fitting in a flap adjustment, new fuel door fastener, adjusted nacelle caps, and of course – ordering and replacing that weak AI. I was second guessing myself on how bad the AI was, but … Continue reading

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