D-Day, 6th of June

Did you have a good night last night? Sleep well? What went through your mind this morning as you rolled out of bed?

73 years ago this morning 176,000 men were riding on ships of all kinds approaching the beaches of Normandy in France. Over 10,000 of those ...

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Registering Drones

Let's see! Effective immediately, if you have a drone (you know, one of those weird helicopter gadgets that Amazon wants to use to drop packages on your head), you need to register yourself (not your drone) with the FAA.

Amazon Drone

They want to make sure they can find you if ...

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Low Pass

Today, on CNN, I heard a story about a tourist flight that crashed in Alaska. The pilot apparently flew into a mountain. How that happened is anybody's guess at the moment. As a Pilot, flying into something is always on your mind when you cannot see anything out of ...

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Hanger Talk

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You may notice (yet, again) a facelift on my blog site today! I build this blog using some nice open-source tools, and they updated several of the parts I use. So, I went looking at several sites for examples of the way they laid things out, and settled on ...

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Light Sport Aircraft adventure

Having survived my adventure last week in a glider, I decided to try out an entirely new breed of aircraft – the Light Sport Aircraft. These planes are designed to be flown by pilots who are not into full scale flying. That means they cater to the pilot who wants to ...

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I Hate String!

Now, how could anyone hate string. Well, I do! Actually, I do not hate all string, just a particular piece of red string about a foot long. This chunk of string was taped to the windshield of a vehicle I was in this morning. As the vehicle moved, the string ...

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