Monthly Archives: May 2006

Learning to Fly Better

If one took no chances, one would not fly at all. Safety lies in the judgment of the chances one takes. That judgment, in turn, must rest upon one’s outlook on life. Any coward can sit in his home and … Continue reading

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Aborted Flight to Vegas

Bob was in Las Vegas and I needed to visit the Castle site. Adam had a research friend who was in town and interested in taking a flight. I am not sure you could pay me to ride back and … Continue reading

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First IFR in IMC

IFR: Instrument Flight Rules. You can fly in the clouds. VFR: Visual Flight Rules. A lot simpler, but you can only fly where you can see. IMC: Instrument Meteorlogical Conditions. You can’t see where you are flying. Way back on … Continue reading

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Watch Me Fly

Okay, this is pretty cool. You can click on that link and it will show you the last time I flew the DiamondStar on an instrument flight plan. Amazing. It will show you the actual radar trace of the flight. … Continue reading

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SBA Redux

I didn’t know I had connivance. I’ll have to get those inserts for my shoes, which I think takes care of that. Axel was a great passenger. He loved the entire ride and he pointed out all sorts of interesting … Continue reading

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