Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 22, 2014 Return to the air

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I have been on withdrawal, trying to get a chance to fly anything at all.  My own Twin Comanche has been down all of January and most of February with a cracked left main landing gear. It is now back … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 Replay of a Freezing Rain Encounter

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I have a post-maintenance flight ahead of me, returning my Twin Comanche to service after some significant gear work. I am once again making the difficult decision not to start the engines today, given the continued cold temperatures we have … Continue reading

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February 15, 2014 Getting back in the air

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My beautiful airplane is back online and ready to go. Shown here waiting in the south hangar. I thought about bringing it back home this weekend, but my north hangar has support beams blocking my way. Those supports get put in … Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 Fate is the Hunter

This book is on my mind. Ordered it from Amazon as a kindle book months ago. My favorite novel, or one of them. Found that i actually purchased a summary book like cliff notes. Who would actually buy that for … Continue reading

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February 13, 2014 I’m gonna eat worms!!

My King Air rating will have to wait. Southwest cancelled my commercial aviation experience tomorrow morning to Indianapolis, so I had to unwind my scheduled training. Darn!! The snow monster has denied me. I hear Jeff is currently suffering commercial … Continue reading

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February 12, 2012 Musings of an aspiring pilot

No matter how good I get, there is always someone sitting next to me that I failed to notice, who has infinitely more skill and experience, but looks like a teenager. That’s just the way it is. Heading out on … Continue reading

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February 12, 2014 RTC Training Prep

Continuing to plan and prepare for my King Air BE200 initial rating in Champaign Illinois. This is the experience I had scheduled to replace the Florida Keys motorcycle adventure i had planned with my sons. Looking at the significant storm … Continue reading

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February 2, 2014 Preparing for King Air BE200 Initial

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Having a wonderful time getting to study turbine engines and the King Air BE200 in preparation for earning a new rating.  I’m taking advantage of my new simulator room downstairs, which is about 85% complete but fully useful. Reading a … Continue reading

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February 1, 2014 Grumman Ferry Flight

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Drove up to Wilmington this morning to perform a ferry flight for a Grumman AA5-B Traveler. The airplane was well out of annual, and needed to be moved about 20nm to a place where that annual could be performed. I … Continue reading

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