Tag Archives: Living

Surviving a Plane Crash in Water

AUTHOR’S NOTE: After making this post, with the permission of Survival Systems USA, a longer, more refined version was accepted for publication in Plane & Pilot magazine.  That article can be found here: Dunk Tank Training ~~~ “Brace, Brace, Brace,” I repeated … Continue reading

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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 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 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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Adventure Day 1, Murphy’s Law dictates my life

There’s a guy named Murphy and he does this really annoying thing of making sure that what can go wrong in my life, will go wrong. We’ve had a fairly mild winter up in the northeast this year… a few … Continue reading

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