Monthly Archives: December 2010

Patriot Pilot


Normally I do not post about adding a new member to my blogroll, but in this case, I wanted to make sure as many people find out about this particular blogger as possible. http://www.patriotpilot.com/index.html Patriot Pilot is a commercial airline … Continue reading

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Orlando Municipal Airport, Shawnee Airlines and the Beechcraft 99 Commuter


When I was a kid, my mom was a travel agent. She started with the Grace Steamship Lines in downtown Chicago in the 1950’s, where she met my Dad. Lucky for me. Mom was hired by Orlando-based Shawnee Airlines in … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!


 

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I Can’t Be Lost….I’m On Instruments!


Before the days of GPS and MFD moving map displays that can pinpoint our exact location to within a meter, the instrument pilot had to mentally visualize his/her position with reference to ground based navigation systems. For most instrument students, one of … Continue reading

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Going Ugly Early


Like many other aspiring pilots, I trained in a well used two-seat Cessna 150. One-Fifties are fine training aircraft, but I wanted to go farther and faster. I wanted an aircraft that could be used for regional business trips as well as trips … Continue reading

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Just Kickin’ Around


There is a major winter storm enveloping the country and marching our way later today. We are expecting TRWs and winds 20G30+ this afternoon. Temps are expected to drop to 27F by Tuesday morning. Brrr. Saturday afternoon was my last chance to … Continue reading

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No Problem Mon!


  With all this cold weather lately, I decided to pull out some pictures of warmer times and trips to the Bahamas in the Bonanza. Many pilots really enjoy flying over to the Out-Islands of the Bahamas for long weekends. … Continue reading

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Got Crabs?


Cedar Key, Florida   Distance: 68 NM, Time Enroute: 20 minutes   By auto: 2:26 and 123 miles Another one of our family’s favorite destinations in the Bonanza is Cedar Key, FL (KCDK), a small island community near the Big Bend area … Continue reading

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iPad Yoke Mount Solution


My iPad has functioned well as an EFB for the cockpit, eliminating the need to kill trees for approach plates and charts. The only issue was how to mount it so it would be in my scan during instrument approaches.   … Continue reading

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