Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chasing Tail


Most people think the V-tail empennage was invented by, or unique to, Beechcraft Bonanza airplanes. Not true. The first V-tailed Bonanza did not roll off the assembly line until 1946. It was in 1930 that a Polish engineer named Jerzy Rudlicki created … Continue reading

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Easter at KSSI


We managed to get away for a few days to St. Simons Island, on the southeast Georgia coast. St. Simons is located about an hour south of Savannah by auto. Our flight from Leesburg to KSSI in the A36 was just … Continue reading

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All Planes, All the Time


This post is for Baylie, our Golden, and the best dog ever. 1996-2011 I explained it to St. Peter, I’d rather stay here Outside the pearly gate. I won’t be a nuisance, I won’t even bark, I’ll be very patient … Continue reading

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ForeFlight Mobile HD or WingX Pro7?


If you are a pilot and own an iPad, chances are you have already heard about some new apps which allow your tablet to function as an Electronic Flight Bag, or EFB. The FAA has approved the iPad as Class 1 EFB for … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be a Billionaire


 “I wanna be a billionaire, so fricking bad buy all of the things I never had Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine smiling next to Oprah and the Queen” -Travie McCoy This week I had a business … Continue reading

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Are The New Garmin Products Really Magic?


After much fanfare in the general aviation community, Garmin finally unveiled the next evolution for Global Positioning Systems, the GTN-650 and GTN-750 GPS/NAV/COM IFR certified panel mount units. Both units are WAAS capable, allowing instrument approaches down as low as 200 … Continue reading

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Geo-referenced Approaches into Leesburg


This past weekend, I finally had the chance to do a post-maintenance flight in my Bonanza after its annual inspection was completed. The weather was clear and the sky blue, especially welcoming after the horrendous storms that came through Central Florida last week. After … Continue reading

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