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Aviation Articles for April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012

No flying this week. It was actually rainy here for most of the week – a nice change for the high desert.  Everything is actually starting to turn green again.  Of course the cold front bringing the rain also brought below-freezing temperatures last night. This weekend should be nice. Saturday is the Reno-area Safety Stand-down. […]

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Aviation Stories for April 20, 2012

April 22, 2012

I think we missed Spring this year. The past couple of days have set records with temperatures close to 90 deg (F).  that meant I had no choice but to go to the airport. The warm temperatures taking hold meant it was time  to move all the the freezable items back to the hangar and […]

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The Perlan Project

April 16, 2012

Update February 10, 2015 In an article published on the CarsonValleyTimes website the Perlan Project was mentioned in relation to a hangar to be built on the Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV) and the Perlan Project’s connection to Dennis Tito, multimillionaire, international investment expert, manned Mars mission promoter and the world’s first space tourist.  The article also […]

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Aviation Stories for April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th to you all.  Be sure to feed your black cat well today… which brings up the question: Why Friday the 13th rather than any other day?  Here’s Wikipedia’s effort to explain why today is supposed to be so much more unlucky than, say April 17th – the day your income taxes […]

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Aviation Stories for April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012

The weather finally broke earlier this week and I managed to take advantage of the opportunity. Monday morning I drove out to the airport and plugged in my engine pre-heater. I let it do it’s thing while I enjoyed a cup of coffee at the local Starbuck’s. Then made my way back to Stead, took […]

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