Monthly Archives: October 2005

Junkie Thoughts

Directly after getting my license I left for a three week data collection trip to the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart. I thought perhaps I would look into getting a flight while I was away. Nothing pressing you understand, not … Continue reading

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View from the Little Window

On my way up to Paso Robles to take my flight test I decided to hold the Elph out the little window to circumvent the problem of shooting through scratched plexiglas. A piece of advice: hold very tightly to your … Continue reading

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Second Judgement

It was a great flight up to Paso Robles. A little over two hours in the air. All the things that I love about flying. Dramatic paths cut through the clouds, an entirely different view of the way the weather … Continue reading

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Two Pilots

I passed. I now hold a Private Pilot certificate and the United States Government says that I can carry passengers in a small, single engine airplane which lands on terra firma (as opposed to the water).That’s the important thing. The … Continue reading

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One Day Left

I flew yesterday at 10am. Eventually Adam and I will get around to describing our primary instructor, Bob Delleo. He’s a fairly strict guy and has exacting standards. That’s been, at times, very frustrating (and demoralizing) when taking a lesson, … Continue reading

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Freedom

The ADIZ is a special zone of airspace around Washington DC. The Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is huge. It was meant to be temporary and was defined in February of 2003 when, well, I guess we were scared. Now … Continue reading

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On the way to Judgement in 777VP

I am not by nature suited to the rigor and attention to detail that is part and parcel of scooting about the sky without a chaperone. I am just not the detail guy. Big picture, fact bank, rapid extrapolation from … Continue reading

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Adam's First Post

There is nothing more intimidating than following my brother. Whether it was rollerskating down steep hills or leaping off a speeding motorboat to see what it felt like, there is a little sick feeling in the pit of my stomach … Continue reading

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By way of Explanation

Back near the end of July 2005 I wrote the following bit of explanation for some friends about my new interest: Walking down the sidewalk near the house, in the sun, with Rudy’s hand in my right and Dexter’s hand … Continue reading

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The First Item

This blog will be a strange place. We’ll use it as a flight log, but I plan on posting my musings about flying here, too. Right now it is just Adam and Colin. Maybe eventually passengers will have a comments … Continue reading

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