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  • This Month’s VMC Club Discussion

    This Month’s VMC Club Discussion

    In case you aren’t familiar with VMC Club it is a monthly gathering of individuals who discuss a VFR flying scenario presented by a discussion coordinator. VMC Club is an EAA function developed as an off-shoot of the International IMC Club which merged with EAA a few years ago. Both gatherings are conducted conducted in […]

  • Two Flights This Week So Far

    Two Flights This Week So Far

    So far I have flown twice this week – once a pattern ride to do a little practice (which didn’t seem to help much) and the second another EAA Eagle Flight with a local EAA Chapter member. The weather up here in Reno had been unusually nice for November. We actually set high temperature records […]

  • Another Article About Aviation by a Non-pilot Reporter

    As many of you probably know, a Phenom 100 crashed on approach to the Gaithersburg, MD Monday killing three people on the plane and another three in one of the houses that it hit. The Washington Post got right on the trending subject and put out an article on their website that would get them […]

  • Flying Stories for December 28, 2012

    I hope you all had a good Christmas holiday – and that Santa brought you at least one item you can use in your flying activities. Now your assignment is to have a safe and sane New Year’s celebration.  Maybe since the new year rings in on a Monday night the celebrations will be more […]

  • Flying Stories for December 7, 2012

    There seems to be a real hit-and-miss thing going on with aviation writers lately. Only one link to pass along this week. Also, no flying for me this week either. The Swift annual is still only partially completed and was due the end of last month. No estimate on the completion time – I’m not […]

  • Flying Stories for November 23, 2012

    Time goes by really fast in the holiday season. I’m surprised that the stores don’t already have Valentine’s decorations  on the walls… I haven’t had much luck in the flying article area lately – it has been taking me a couple of weeks to gather any kind of meaningful list. I’ll keep trying. I didn’t […]