Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fall Fly In at Bob White Field, X61

The fall flying season has officially arrived here in the South. Summertime in Florida is not always the best time to fly aircraft, unless of course you are winging your way up to the North Carolina mountains, where the temperatures are … Continue reading

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B-24 Liberator – The Plane That Saved Europe

Allegedly the ATC controllers at the Frankfurt, Germany Airport are renowned as a short-tempered and impatient lot. They, it is alleged, not only expect one to know one’s gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Flights

Roundtrip from Leesburg, FL to DeKalb-Peachtree Bonanza 85 Kilo is cleared to the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport via Ocala, victor 159, Pecan, victor 97, Atlanta, direct. Climb and maintain 2000, expect 7000 ten minutes after departure. Departure frequency is 121 point 1, … Continue reading

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The Aviators – TV Series

There is a cool new teevee series on aviation called The Aviators. Locally is it shown on WMFE, our educational station, in Hi-Def. Check it out.

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Along with the rest of the “gate lice”, I was flying “low class” back from Dallas on a business trip a couple of weeks back. You know the usual….cramped seats, militant FA’s, and Disney-bound crumb crunchers kicking your seatback. Ah, … Continue reading

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Tavares: America’s Seaplane City

Residents and tourists alike look up at the sound of an approaching single-engine aircraft, gliding ever lower over the lake’s surface. The aircraft splashes down on the water, slows and then and taxis toward the docks. This is a new … Continue reading

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Flying “Low Class”

This clip from the flick Soul Plane, starring Kevin Hart and Snoop Dog, pretty much depicts flying Coach for the commercial airline traveler today. Flying “low class”, as it called in the film, has taken any joy of travelling by … Continue reading

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Boca Raton. It’s Only a Few Dollars More to go First Class

LEE to BCT Departing Leesburg, the winds were 360 at 4, clear with 10 miles visibility, temp 21, dew point 09, and altimeter 30.15. Time enroute: 01:07. “November 85K is cleared to the Boca Raton Airport, via radar vectors to Pahokee, direct. … Continue reading

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“Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Sniffing Glue!”

Airplane! The Original Movie Parody……..  Move over Wayans Brothers! One thing that I bet you did not know is that the movie Airplane! was not an original movie script. Just like Scary Movie and Not Another Teen Movie, Airplane! was a … Continue reading

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KLEE-KEVB Beech fly-in to New Smyrna Beach

Distance 47 NM, Heading 078 degrees mag.  ETE: 18 minutes  Flight Conditions: 3000 broken, visibility 10 miles, winds 020 @16, OAT 75F, Altimeter 30.06.   Flight Plan:    IFR to KEVB,  VFR to KLEE “Bonanza 85 Kilo, RADAR contact, climb and … Continue reading

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