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The Small Mistake Heard ‘Round the World

A few people have asked me about Harrison Ford landing down at John Wayne airport. They said from the news it was hard to tell what had happened. Among pilot friends I have mostly said, “I sure am glad that … Continue reading

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Disappointing Flight

I actually checked in with the Santa Monica tower on my return this morning as, “Disappointed Angel Flight 7866.” 

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A Small Nudge from Technology

When Adam and I started training, the radio work was very difficult for me. I am sure part of it is that my primary instructor was impatient with the progress (or lack) that I was making on that front, so … Continue reading

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Tiny Things

One of the suggestions of the ferry pilot was to collar the autopilot’s circuit breaker on the panel with a red ring. When something goes wrong, you want to be able to disable the autopilot as quickly as possible and … Continue reading

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More of What They Carried

The first time I crossed the country I wrote up a detailed list of what we carried in the plane. And four years later when I was trying to gather all of my advice for How To Fly Across the country, … Continue reading

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Literary Inspiration

Way back in 2009 I took a friend up to the Bay Area and he shot a little film of it. And one of the latest passengers has written a book of poems about a flight up the west coast … Continue reading

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Photographic Trip

Another failure to properly document a long flight. But I took a few photographs. My goal for my next long flight is to properly gather the images for a real photographic logbook (my first effort was in September). At 4am I … Continue reading

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