Monthly Archives: August 2013

Crossing 2013

Most likely, this is our penultimate family trip in the little plane. Rudy will start college after next summer and will almost certainly have his own plans each summer. Dexter has already started down that path and our departure from … Continue reading

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A Real Instrument Flight

With the plane on the ground in Albany, we waited for the word that the alternator had been replaced and it was back in good running condition. We had a rental car and the drive from Pleasant Lake back to … Continue reading

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Tow Assist

Some people have the little gas powered tow bars, some people have the fancy new electric ones. Adam is really smart and has the sort that can learn how to pull the plane out of the hangar with no guidance … Continue reading

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Found Found

At the Parry Sound, Ontario airport, where we land every summer, there is an aircraft company. The Found Aircraft company has been building planes since the 1940s. I had always heard they were heavy, ungainly, and climbed a lot like … Continue reading

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Beached

When I take off from Santa Monica airport I am very aware that the two most dangerous stages of flight are takeoff and landing, and that I am doing one of them right now. I keep my hand guarding the throttle, … Continue reading

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Nice Bit of History

Adam spotted a World Cruiser on the ground in Seattle. He’s been seeing some good stuff up there in the Pacific Northwet.

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Three New Rules for Landing at Night

We had what Nell says was our biggest scare in the airplane, the closest we have come to an accident by pilot error. So now have three new rules for landing at night: Co-pilot always confirms the runway. Always load … Continue reading

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