Aircraft

August 11, 2015

A Guy I Know Better Than Myself

A Guy I Know Better Than Myself.  After switching frequencies, I heard a new voice come across my headset.  “Four Uniform Foxtrot.  Your are number two behind a Citation Sovereign on short final.  Cleared for the option” We had just hit our Comm Transfer button, changing our radio from Chicago Approach to Tower at Chicago…

June 2, 2015

Flying a Pitts Reno Air Racer

I have been very fortunate so far in my flying career. I have been able to progress in my professional flying more quickly than I had anticipated. I have also been fortunate enough to fly lots of different types of airplanes.  According to trusty LogTen Pro X, I have 43 different aircraft types in the…

May 18, 2015

Get Involved in Aviation

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May 13, 2014

I Want an Airplane

Here we are at the beginning of May and winter has finally released its firm grip and we can really focus on getting out there and enjoying our passion of flying.    I love May because it ushers in the air show and fly-in season for much of the Northern Hemisphere.  From this point forth…

March 7, 2014

Extra 300L – Dream Machine With No Conscience

Luckily I have had the opportunity to fly an Extra a few times – from the passenger seat [PREVIOUS POST HERE]. I felt compelled to offer my thoughts on what might be one of the coolest machines I have ever handled. Extras are built at the Dinslaken Airfield in Germany. It is a certified, factory-built, thoroughbred…

October 17, 2013

Bucket List Birds

Everyone has their list of airplanes they “must fly” or dream of flying someday. Some of these are out of sight for most mere mortals. Airplanes on that list might include the ‘stang, the 787 Dreamliner, and pretty much anything in the previous or current US military inventory. But I’m a realist. I don’t envision…

May 14, 2013

Something Old, Something New…Light Sport Aircraft

  Tecnam P92 and the Piper J-3 Cub – brothers from different mothers There are plenty of articles that talk about the very specific niche that is the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA), but I thought it would be fun to discuss it from a little different perspective. One of the interesting things to look at…