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Elbow Grease

The plane needs to be cleaned. Ellie spent over an hour scrubbing it. Adam spent some smarter time finding the reason oil was slipping out of the engine and onto the outside of the plane. Soon, Adam is going to … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

August 6th and 7th, 2010 This summer little N971RD flew 6,800 nautical miles, helping us traverse the continent, bringing me up to visit Nell while she was on set in Toronto (watch Warehouse 13!), and showing us, again, parts of … Continue reading

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Dog Gone

N3989L managed to bring home Kylee, a dog for Ellie’s birthday. Usually the dog is carsick and Adam was a little worried about the interior of the plane, but the flight went okay. Kylee is a rescue dog. On arrival … Continue reading

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Wing Tips

Adam is back to contributing to the blog, at least by proxy. Just behind Adam’s plane (N3989L, with the snazzy red paint job) you can see the wingtip of the business jet. It’s a loop of some sort. I’ve never … Continue reading

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FBO’s Eastward Flight, Summer 2010

Our ninth flight across the country brought us to the follow Fixed Base Operators, so I reviewed them for the Airnav web site. I also wrote reviews for our Spring Break 2009, and 2007 trips. I wish that Airnav had … Continue reading

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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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