Winter in the Mountains

December 15, 2016

This time of year the weather up here in the mountains is a bit “unsettled.” Fronts move through pretty fast and usually bring with them strong winds. As I write this the AWOS at my home field (KRTS) is indicating winds 30 degrees off the runway heading at 29 G 49 knots.  That close to […]

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AirVenture 2016

November 30, 2016

I mentioned in an earlier article that I drove to Oshkosh, WI this year to attend AirVenture. I had not been to Oshkosh since 1987. That year I flew my previous Swift (N3898K) the EAA Fly-in from Oklahoma where I was teaching AF pilots how to fly the Lockheed C-5. Why this year? I’m not […]

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Time Flies but I Haven’t

November 26, 2016

I just looked at my logbook today (yes, I still log every flight that I make) and was really disappointed at what I found. The last time I wrote an article here I described a flight I had in June to take part in Swift World Domination Day. Believe it or not, that was the […]

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It’s Summer

July 1, 2016

A few things have been conspiring to keep me on the ground lately, not the least of which is the 100 degree (F) heat we have been having lately. Then we had several planning sessions and an EAA Chapter Young Eagles Rally a week ago.  The Chapter managed to fly 74 kids from the Reno-Stead […]

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Good Weather and a Nice Visit

May 31, 2016

I finally got back up in the air again over the holiday weekend. It felt like we were right in the middle of the weather system route for most of the Spring. Now we’re swinging the other way. The last ski area closed this past weekend – and now we’re forecast to see 100 degrees […]

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