Monthly Archives: February 2017

Simulate a plane crash?

I read this article in the New York Times a while back and became intrigued – Need better workplace morale? Simulate a plane crash. The short of it is that somewhere in Connecticut is a place that will put you … Continue reading

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Map of the Cross Country Adventure

This map shows all of the places I ventured to over the last week.  All points and lines on the map are clickable, and include pictures. The skinny light blue lines are commercial flights. Here’s the recap of the trip: … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 6, Part II – Flight to Grand Canyon and beyond

After a morning of playing in the flight simulator, my friend had to skip off to a meeting for a while. I spent the next few hours bumming around the airport. Was a beautiful place to bum around… After lunch, … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 6 – Part 1, Full Motion Simulator

Yesterday, like the first day of my trip, was a day that wasn’t supposed to happen. Once again, Murphy’s Law took a swing at me and aimed another blizzard towards home. I had to push my flight back to a … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 5, wow… just wow

Yesterday we flew from Lubbock, TX to Phoenix, AZ. It was an interesting flight – gusty winds (35 knots), IMC, moderate turbulence and something apparently called “p-static” (affected our comms, some of the electric displays and it even sent little charges … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 4, too tired for decent update

The title says it all. I’m exhausted. We put over 1,000 statute miles on the plane today flying from Ohio down to Texas. I wish I could update with something substantial, but I’m probably going to be out cold any … Continue reading

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Adventure Day 3, Some Issues…

Well, nothing is ever easy, but it could be worse. The plane is in overall good condition. Everything checked out well during the ground inspection. Unfortunately, a minor issue with the autopilot was discovered during the test flight and they want … Continue reading

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