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My sister Shirley is the "Oscar" (aka crew chief) for the current tour of Sentimental Journey. And yes - I am stinking proud of her!!! Our father flew 36 missions in WW2 over Germany as a ball turret…Continue
No, i didnt wreck my plane, but i could have.The comparatively wide range of the CG on my 601 XLB allows for carrying, at least, up to max. gross weight and higher.I have been doing a lot of flying…Continue
Pilot and Passenger walked away unhurt, apparently. Report indicates a mechanical problem followed by an emergency landing. Don't know for sure the exact circumstances, but the very low stall speed…Continue
I have an O-235-C1, one of the earlier O-235 versions. The engine is low compression rated at 108 HP at 2600, though the engine is placarded at 2800 RPM.I have a cross -over exhaust system, light…Continue
One area of flying that has very little written about is "haze".There's a lot of stories about flight into IMC that usually center around flying into clouds, rain storms or black hole night experiences.
However I have learned that haze can be a subtle and deadly situation. The real problem is that aviation weather reports do a very poor job of identifying and reporting on it.
Yesterday was a classic example. I was flying home from Pine Mountain Lake in Northern…Continue
I am 6 hours into my flight test phase and am definitely struggling with the anxiety of everything that could go wrong.
For background - I have been flying for 25 years, have a little over 500 hours in Cessnas and have an instrument rating (though not current).
So far nothing really scary has happened with possible exception of finding a small engine compartment fuel leak AFTER a recent flight test.
Yesterday I flew for about an hour - at…Continue
I bought a $40 non-working mobility cart at a yard sale. I got lucky and, although the wiring was all screwed up , the 24 volt motor still worked.
When I bought it I told my wife this was HER aircraft tug. It was a way of getting her partially involved in the plane. Of course now the pressure was on me to actually make it work.
I ripped all of the wiring out and put a toggle switch on/off control on the mini-panel. I quickly learned that I would need a motor…Continue