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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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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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Video: Solo Flight as Student Pilot

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