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I Could Get Used to This…

Posted on May 7, 2011
I Could Get Used to This…

Being able to walk up to a plane and fly it practically anywhere I want (and can afford at the time) is one the greatest joys in my life. Over the last year, I’ve begun to not only fly my friends around the great state of California, including some surprise trips with my girlfriend, I’ve […]

The Wicked Winds of the West

Posted on Mar 27, 2011
The Wicked Winds of the West

I turned final on runway 12 at San Carlos (SQL) high and a bit fast. It was my first approach and landing in over two months. I hadn’t flown since a quick sunset flight with Kaitlyn back on MLK Day on January 17th. Here I was at SQL approaching and landing from the north, something […]

Third Time’s a Charm

Posted on Jan 23, 2011

Since last August, I’ve had the good fortune of treating my girlfriend, Kaitlyn, to a couple of surprise flights – one to Napa for an afternoon and the other to Sacramento for a surprise trip to one of her favorite wineries. Since our trip to Sacramento in early October, I really hadn’t flown too much. […]

Touch and Go – From 2010 to 2011

Posted on Jan 1, 2011

Here it is..January 1,2011 – the start of a new year. Also a great day to reflect on the year that has been, and from a piloting standpoint, 2010 was an exceptional year for me. When the year started I’d hope to accomplish a few things; become a better pilot, “go full power on my […]

Playing in the Pattern

Posted on Jan 1, 2011

Since my last flight back in November, the weather in the SF Bay Area has been less than ideal. It seemed like it rained nearly every weekend over the last six weeks. Once the holiday period came and I saw some decent flying weather in the forecast, I hurried to get myself on the schedule […]