Our Summer 2014 Trip Part 1
Our Summer 2014 Trip Part 1
Flight Following or Not
Flight Following or Not
I have allowed my IFR currency to lapse, which isn't too important in my daily job as a primary flight instructor. But in the past two weeks, I have had three cross country trips between central Wisconsin and west-central ...
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What Would You Do?
What Would You Do?
When is it right to speak up if you observe a pilot about to do something you feel is unsafe?I was working the flight line on a Saturday morning when a Cessna 172 landed and four people got out and entered the FBO office. ...
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Nest Egg
Nest Egg
I had made a long cross-country to visit a friend in Baton Rouge. Returning to the airport for departure the next morning, I noticed a bird sitting on my propeller blade. For some reason, I went a little further than usua ...
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Buying An Old Airplane
Buying An Old Airplane
My 1969 Cherokee is the newest of the three airplanes I have owned. The year it was built is the same year I received my wings as a new USAF pilot, got married, and started flying C-130s in Topeka, Kansas. Those are dista ...
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Extra Special VFR
Extra Special VFR
In more than a dozen years of flight instructing, I have often asked pilots during Flight Reviews if they ever use Special VFR. Most have only a vague recollection of the rules from their primary training. But in certain ...
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Sectional Review - Part Two
Sectional Review - Part Two
In our first review of sectional charts, we looked at airports underlying MOAs, at military training routes, towers under construction, and places where the floor of Class E airspace is non-standard.There is so much more ...
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Ski Plane Weekend
Ski Plane Weekend
When snow covers the ground in the northern US and Canada, some pilots put their airplanes to bed for the winter. But there is a different kind of flying that is very popular for others.Every year for about the last 15 ye ...
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Top 5 Piper Paint Schemes of All Times
Top 5 Piper Paint Schemes of All Times
The "Cub Yellow" is one of the most popular colors flaunted by a Piper aircraft. However, there have been numerous other colors that have been experimented with on the Pipers. Here is a list of 5 Piper paint sch ...
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Ramp Checks
Ramp Checks
It was the first very nice day in spring, and I had just landed after taking my oldest son for an airplane ride. As I got ready to push the plane back into the hangar, I saw a blue van approach, and two men wearing ID bad ...
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