Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Sun n Fun Disaster!


We just got back from Sun n Fun 2011 in Lakeland, Florida.  It was quite a day. The forecast was to be a 20% chance of showers, but as usual, the weather man guessed poorly. You have probably heard by … Continue reading

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Panel Evolution of the Beechcraft Bonanza


  The basic BE33-35 Bonanza has not changed much since its invention, in the sense that the aircraft was completely redesigned. It has the same NACA 2300 series wing airfoils that came off the assembly line in 1947. Yes, there … Continue reading

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Grounded!


Well, at least temporarily. It happens every year as the plane goes in for its annual checkup. As a result of taking my A36 to the American Bonanza Society Service Clinic in Palm Beach last month, I brought back a … Continue reading

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iPad2 and Foreflight Mobile HD


ForeFlight has issued a blog post comparing the performance of their EFB program on the iPad2 versus the iPad1. Very informative. http://blog.foreflight.com/2011/03/13/foreflight-flies-on-ipad-2-performance-tests-from-launch-weekend/

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Sunday Buzz | Alaska Airlines testing iPads in cockpits | Seattle Times Newspaper


The airlines are now finding out what General Aviation pilots have known since last year. The iPad will make a great Electronic Flight Bag. Sunday Buzz | Alaska Airlines testing iPads in cockpits | Seattle Times Newspaper.

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The Beechcraft Bonanza 36


Ah, nostalgia! I  was really excited to find this vintage advertisement on eBay for Beechcraft’s newest aircraft design, the 1968 Model 36 Bonanza.  This ad appeared in the August 1969 issue of National Geographic. My Bonanzas have taken my family many times … Continue reading

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ForeFlight 3.9 With Geo-Referenced Approach Plates


After receiving an announcement from ForeFlight, I upgraded my ForeFlight Mobile HD subscription for the iPad to version 3.9. The update adds geo-referenced approach plates and taxiways, as well as some other fine tuning. The option for geo-referenced plates was … Continue reading

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Is the Lindbergh Foundation Just Another Elitist “Green” Organization?


Normally I write this blog as an outlet to share my personal aviation experiences, but sometimes it is important to discuss more critical issues. Understand that I like living in a clean environment as much as the next guy. I appreciate clean air … Continue reading

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