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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Oct 8, 2016 – Building a 2017 Schedule

Getting ready for a new phase of my aviation second life here, so I’d better start writing about what’s been going on this year. This post has been particularly difficult to produce. There are many details I want to convey, … Continue reading

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