Category Archives: Just Words

Maybe a little too much writing, right?

Summer 2009 Trip: The Lost Trip Report

I can’t believe it, but an entire year nearly slipped by before I wrote up one of our criss-crossings (two of our crossings!) of the country. Part of the problem is that I was posting photographs from the trip along … Continue reading

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Published Author!

How exciting! My first article for Plane & Pilot magazine is up on their website. It will be in the physical magazine on August 10th. Obviously, I already wrote here on the blog about the wonders of the iPad as … Continue reading

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WAAS the Big Deal?

This is technical, about the avionics in the airplane. Avionics are the electronic instruments in the plane, some of which sample air pressure in the pitot-static system, or sense the earth’s electromagnetic field. The very first airplanes only had a compass … Continue reading

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Follow Along

This is about as cool as technology gets. For now, I guess. One of the people that I took flying with me was the father of a friend of mine. Tom flies a lot of interesting planes just sitting in … Continue reading

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Electronic Flight Bag

I love when reality final catches up with my future. Apple and Foreflight have delivered the Electronic Flight Bag that I was waiting for ever since I bought my first NACO book of instrument approach plates. Why was I dragging … Continue reading

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Albuquerque, New Mexico to Santa Monica, CA

Monday, August 24 KABQ – KDVT – KSMO Part of the lost trip report. The last day was easy flying. I think we all slept well, but I don’t know because I stumbled into dreamland, tripped over something, and came … Continue reading

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Springfield, Illinois to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sunday, August 23 KSPI – KRVS – KBGD – KABQ Part of the lost trip report. Nell is great at finding us something interesting where we are. Bob and I flew in and out of Springfield, Illinois and, other than … Continue reading

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