Tag Archives: Planes

Night Flight with The Monkey

CLICK HERE for backstory on The Monkey. ~~~ Flying… it’s definitely a drug. If I were to ever OD on something, I’d want it to be aviation. I’ve been working ’round the clock the last few weeks. I’m passionate about what I … Continue reading

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Above the Clouds with JetBlue

Rolling into a small local airport, you’re almost always guaranteed to see two things… old men and equally old planes. A wave is created every time something outside the norm happens – a pilot has to make more than one go-around, a warbird lands, … Continue reading

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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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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 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 2, National US Air Force Museum

Not much time to write. One of the other pilots arrived to Dayton late last night, so we are going to meet up for breakfast in a few minutes and then head to the airport to check out the plane. … Continue reading

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