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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit


  • All Set for Another 2 Years

    I managed to check off all the required boxes for another two years.  With a fresh eye exam and two new pair of glasses I headed to the AME for my FAA Class III medical. That went smoothly – with the admonition that I need to get off my butt and get more exercise. That […]

  • Lost in Shangri La – Book Review

    I admit it, I’m a sucker for a book with an airplane on the cover – especially if it’s an antique or WWII vintage airplane. I can’t remember where I first saw this particular book, but do I remember making a mental note to buy it. Last week I had breakfast with a friend and […]

  • Mission: Dawn Patrol – DVD Review

    I received this DVD free as a volunteer to try products and write reviews for EAA’s Sport Aviation Magazine. The DVD runs 62 minutes and is narrated by Hugh Downs a legendary broadcaster with multi-engine and balloon ratings. Mission: Dawn Patrol is a video account of three pilots who flew aircraft of the Vintage Aero […]

  • Zero 3 Bravo – Book Review

    I’m always looking for books and videos about aviation and flying. they’re a good way to spend ‘down time’ when I’m not in the mood to actually study a manual or take an online course. When I find something that I think you might like, I’ll pass it along in the Review section of my […]

  • EAA Webinar – TIG Welding

    I participated in on my first EAA Webinar tonight – TIG Welding. The speaker was Scott Skrjanc of Lincoln Electric. The webinar was conducted using the software associated with GoToMeeting, a product of Citrix. Clicking on the link to the webinar provided in the reminder emails took me directly to the webinar site and signing […]

  • A Day at an Aviation Museum

    We had beautiful weather last weekend and had an opportunity to meet some new friends we had made on Twitter, so we drove down to Sacramento and spent a day looking at airplanes and further establishing the friendships. We started out with a few hours at the Aerospace Museum of Sacramento located at McClellan Airport […]