Random Musings

July 13, 2014

We’re Moving! – iFLYblog is merging with FixedwingBUDDHA

I’ve been maintaining two blogs for over year and now it’s time to consolidate. Even though iFLYblog.com is the older and more trafficked of the two, it will be absorbed by its sister-site, FixedwingBuddha.com. As I work through the myriad of details, rest assured that you’ll still find the same great content at the new…

June 28, 2014

Dreaming of Oshkosh

With the annual Mecca of aviation only a few weeks away, I’m compelled to share some of my thoughts on the event and to tug at your sensibilities if you aren’t planning in going this year (or in the near future).   First, let me address the only negatives that I have heard that seems…

June 8, 2014

Making Videos of Your Flights

One of my guilty pleasures with recreational flying is the use of video. It really adds to the experience and lets you share and relive moments like never before. It’s great fun to spend a few hours between flights putting together a nice edit; it can really transmit the essence of what your flight was…

May 18, 2014

Time to Fly

For those of us that live in areas that experience a genuine winter, spring should be the time we attempt to restore our flying back to pre-winter status. That is assuming you don’t fly as much during the cold months. For my friends that live in paradise – yes I’m talking to Ron and Eric…

February 27, 2014

Burning The Ships

  I am fascinated by the story of Cortez who after landing in the New World, burned his ships in order to prevent his crew from turning back from battle. That way, there was no return – the only way out was to fight. No going back! This isn’t totally the true, the shipped were…

July 19, 2013

You are never too old and it’s never too late!

My philosophy is to try to learn from everyone I come in contact with and I highly recommend this approach to life. I had occasion to learn something really cool last weekend. It was a lesson I have experienced before, but I will likely need to relearn it over and over again. The lesson: you are…

June 28, 2013

The Big Move

Ok, since I like to mix it up on the blog occasionally you’ll see some stories about my personal flying life. Since this is one of those stories, I am giving you permission to move on until you see something of interest. If you are so inclined to give up :10 of your life, continue…

June 13, 2013

Taking Planes to See Disney’s Planes

by Mike Wojcik Anyone remotely interested in aviation is buzzing about this movie. Folks attending Oshkosh this year will get to be the first or Top Gun, to see it. The rest of us will have to settle for wingman. Of course I am talking about the theatrical release of “Planes” August 9th. I have…

May 28, 2013

AirVenture Oshkosh 2013

I will have to start this post out with a tinge of regret. You see I am most likely not going to make it to “the show” this year due to family obligations. There is the remotest of chances that my situation will change, and I’m clinging to that hope dearly, but in the end…

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