Monthly Archives: February 2011

Warbirds at KLEE


The B-24, B-17 and P-51 from The Collings Foundation are in Leesburg, Florida (KLEE) this weekend, 2/25-2/27. If you get a chance, check them out. Advertisements

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ABS Service Clinic


Annual inspections of general aviation aircraft are required under Part 91 of the FARs for continued airworthiness and are performed by A&Ps who are generalists in the trade. A typical mechanic at your local airfield works on many different makes … Continue reading

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Bahamas Day at KORL


The weather was beautiful, in the low 70s and clear, as we departed Leesburg for Orlando Executive Airport today. One of the FBOs at KORL, Showalter Flying Services, sponsored Bahamas Day for local pilots to learn the ins and outs of … Continue reading

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Lexington, KY in the A36


I believe family heritage is important. It helps define who you are and where you come from. It gives you your identity. Three generations back my family were all farmers, earning their living from the rolling land in Kentucky. My extended … Continue reading

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“What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis(ton)?”


There is a hint of Spring in the air! The days are getting longer and the sun is warm. Yesterday, I planted the Spring garden with lettuce, tomatoes, cauliflower and garden beans. Today was set aside for playtime. I don’t think I can remember … Continue reading

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Warbird Gathering at Punta Gorda, KPGD


In late January, a small cadre of general aviation pilots departed from Leesburg and Eustis, flying south to Charlotte County Airport, KPGD. Our plan was to see some vintage WWII aircraft on display at Warbirds Weekend. In our group there were 3 … Continue reading

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TSA Ordering Backscatter Machines to Scan GA


In a never ending effort to find a problem looking for a solution, the TSA is contracting for x-ray backscatter machines to scan aircraft on General Aviation ramps. I predict this will start at the big airports like BOS-Logan and eventually … Continue reading

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Low and Slow over the Desert, and Thoughts on Life


A while back I posted my story of Flying the Desert Southwest. Recently I came across this YouTube video on http://www.Beechtalk.com. This clip is of a group of guys flying their light aircraft over the very same desert locations in Utah and Arizona as I … Continue reading

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