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My First Oshkosh, Part III (Final)

“She pumped her fist excitedly into the air and shouted, “YES!”, with a little jump at the end. “Thank you,” her mom said, smiling and looking like she just dodged a bullet. I don’t think she realized her daughter had just decided her future…” Continue reading

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My First Oshkosh, Part I

“I mean, I couldn’t believe it – there I was, on merely my second day of Oshkosh, shamelessly taking my shirt off in the cockpit of 79 year old DC-3… these are the things we do for aviation.” Continue reading

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Harrison Ford is a Good Pilot… and I’m not just saying that because he’s still hot at 74 years old

~~~ AUTHOR’S NOTE: Quotes from Harrison Ford in the blog post below were taken directly from video that I recorded at the event. That video can be found here (not the best quality): Harrison Ford ACONE Acceptance Speech ~~~ Once upon … Continue reading

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Every Time I Land a Plane, I’m a Bad@ss

“BAM, that’s how that shit is done!!!” I texted out shortly after landing in Norwood (KOWD) Sunday morning. Every time I land a plane, I feel like a total badass. Every time I land a plane perfectly, or near perfectly … 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 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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