The winter of 2015 has been unseasonably warm and dry in the mountain west. Still while flying into Pagosa Springs, the snow-capped San Juan Mountains on the western side of the Continental Divide frame the sun drenched San Juan Basin. After…Continue
Well, that is sort of a question that has no good answer. But, maybe this is a good resolution for 2015. And I would like to offer some thoughts that might help you keep such a resolution.
If I told you that you needed to learn a power setting and pitch setting and configuration for every phase of flight, you would think that your work load just increased dramatically. But actually, that knowledge, along with the realization…
Hello, my name is Ryan, and I am an aviation addict! Whether work or play, my career and hobbies all revolve around airplanes. I have been fortunate over the years to be allowed to fly numerous rare aircraft. On many of these great flights I have found…Continue
On a late August day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the United States bringing with her 125 mph winds. Katrina’s storm surge submerged eighty percent of the city of New Orleans including significantly damaging…Continue
So, as I write this, I am sitting at a campground in south central Kansas under a beautiful blue sky with just a touch of a breeze to make the air temperature feel perfect. But I am thinking that winds are not always so kind. About twelve hours ago, my wife and I, as well as many other campers, were scurrying around, lowering tents, raising…
100 years ago this month, a relatively minor member of the European Monarchy was assassinated in a relatively unknown location. And the result of that moment set a new course in world history for the next 100 years. Because of the various alliances between European countries, nearly all of Europe was drug into the…
John Harmon built the first Van’s Aircraft RV-3 in California. In 1986, he modified a stock RV-3 by bolting on an angle-valve IO-360, different cowl and a raised turtledeck with modified canopy and the Harmon Rocket I (HR1) was born. Since then, John…Continue
I have been a Senior AME for over thirty year and have been controversial but I have never had to endured as much distain from many of my fellow AMEs for supporting the elimination of the third class medical--even…Continue
There is no free lunch with the FAA and ADS-B is a case in point. ADS-B out is the ultimate in big brother (aside from your cell phone).…Continue
So, for my history buff friends, try these: When and where was the last US soil invaded and held by a foreign power? During World War II, when and what was the first Theater of Operations considered conquered by the US and its allies? And another WW II question for my Navy Air readers. What Japanese decision was considered crucial for…
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On an excursion to the Salt Lake City area, I had a chance to visit the Provo Municipal Airport (KPVU) and sample the culinary exploits of…Continue
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When I picked this book up, I was expecting a story about flying from some northerly point to some southerly point, following the birds. I was expecting something like “Father Goose”, by William Lishman. Lishman’s book follows his account of…
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In the February 2013 issue of Aircraft Owner Magazine I wrote about flying into Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (KSBA) and satisfying one’s hunger at the Beachside Bar and Café. Santa Barbara does not begin and end with the coastline. There is a world beyond the sand, surf, fish n’ chips and beach volleyball.…Continue
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If you had to choose between these two aircraft to fly, which would you choose:
A) A vintage, rare (GA) aircraft that few have put their eyes on, let alone flown …Continue
We all have opinions about the type of aircraft we fly, but what about where we land our aircraft? Do you prefer…Continue
In Your Opinion, Which Aircraft Manufacturer is the Best?
There have been many aircraft manufactures throughout the years. One’s that were one hit wonders, if you will, and others that have stood the test of time… well, in name at least.…
We want to know: what is the oldest aircraft you have flown?