Random Musings

June 28, 2014

Dreaming of Oshkosh

Dreaming of Oshkosh – The dream, the (small) nightmares, and the awesome realities that make Oshkosh what it is.   With the annual Mecca of aviation only a few weeks away, I’m compelled to share some of my dreams of Oshkosh, on the event and to tug at your sensibilities if you aren’t planning in…

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…

May 25, 2013

New Toys

Pilots are not unique when it comes to the state of euphoria that accompanies getting something new. Recently, fellow builder and close friend, Greg Schroeder, had the experience of having a brand new Lycoming IO-375 show up on his doorstep. Greg is building a Sportsman 2+2 so this engine was a welcome sight indeed. He…