Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 24, 2014 Getting off the Gate

I’ve been getting the first few flights of the day now with several captains. I wonder if there is a strategy to that. Is it a common practice, or only personal preference? Typical morning flights start with the alarm set for … Continue reading

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October 21, 2014 PA30 Project Progress

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At the airport after the storms passed, I was unable to detect any damage from just a few feet off. Upon closer inspection, however, I started to see small dents and dings along the upper surfaces, and significant dents in … Continue reading

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October 20, 2014 – PA30 Refinishing

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Bev and I are driving up to Smoketown airport to see my Twin Comanche in the middle of being refinished and painted. My first airplane, a Piper Warrior II was stripped and repainted at the same facility in 2004, so … Continue reading

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October 18, 2014 – Cool Easy Day in PA and NY

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We started the day around 5am from an overnight in Williamsport. From there to Philly was my leg in Clear VFR. Just a touch of IMC.  Flew this leg by hand because I wanted to.  The approach to a visual … Continue reading

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October 15, 2014 – Last day of a trip

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The last day of this 4 day trip was to start at 5:30 PM with a flight out of Newport News, Va to Philadelphia, Pa. The Captain gave me the choice of legs to fly and I choose the first … Continue reading

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October 7, 2014 – Winter is coming

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This trip has me in White Plains tonight, West Chester County, NY (HPN). Yesterday’s 5 legs included round trips to State College and then Erie from Philly. These were followed by a 2 hour layover before one last leg to New … Continue reading

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Oct 3, 2014 Mistakes in airplanes and automobiles

Lots of folks are asking my wife if I am still having a good time in this job flying Dash-8’s for Piedmont.  The answer is most definitely – YES.  Now that I’m into this, I think people really want to … Continue reading

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