Monthly Archives: April 2016

Inching Toward Perfection

I continue to make little improvements to the plane and significant improvements to my flying. Antoine Wilson came to lunch with me in Camarillo and I am pretty sure that he’d say that nothing scary happened. It might not be … Continue reading

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The Inevitable March of Time and the Constant Seep of Entropy

This isn’t really a flying post, but I don’t have an architecture blog and my two projects in Las Vegas were one of the reasons I learned to fly. If you are here for the aviation, just skip ahead to … Continue reading

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Scare Video

Back in middle school I watched a film called Reading Writing and Reefer. It was a typical scare film made to discourage drug use. Before we watched it our seventh grade teacher told us that she was aware that some … Continue reading

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Friendly Plugs

It was a glorious evening to stop by the airport and put some freebies on people’s planes. The stall warning on a lot of little planes is a small, metal vane. It sticks out into the airstream over the leading … Continue reading

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To Test the Escape Pod

Those Cirrus planes have a handle inside, on the ceiling between the two front seats, but actually accessible from the backseat as well, that is hard to pull. That is so you don’t pull it by mistake. From what I … Continue reading

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First Long Trip, DA42

There were times during my training in the Twinstar that I thought it would be worth renting the plane I was training in and doing a longer trip, up to the Bay area at least, to see what it would … Continue reading

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Backup for my Backup

During my hardest IFR flight last summer, I looked at the backup attitude indicator quite often. Possibly because our only real equipment failure in the plane was the alternator, resulting in all of the smoke and mirrors going south at … Continue reading

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