Tag Archives: Flight Planning

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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The Monkey, and why I must make this trip

* * The following is an email I sent to my friend pleading my case for a very important mission on our upcoming cross country flight in a single engine plane (read on that here). Dear friend, Confession time. I … Continue reading

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Crossing the Country in a Single Engine Airplane

Last week I received the following email from an aviation penpal: “Dizzy (nickname, not real name), I’m in the process of helping a friend buy a new-to-him 2002 SR22 right now – it’s a smoking deal because it has a … Continue reading

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Being a “Safety Pilot”

**The following was an email I sent to some friends in the pilot community last week after a fun weekend flying three days in a row – once left seat and twice as a “safety pilot.” A safety pilot is … Continue reading

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First Solo Cross-Country Flight

**Author’s Note: A shorter version can be found in AOPA Flight Training magazine. The long solo cross-country is a huge day in a student pilot’s life. This is the day when you travel over 150 miles in a plane, alone. … Continue reading

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