Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Flying Businessman, circa 1953


Here is a short YouTube retro video clip from 1953 about the flying businessman. It profiles those who traveled commercial and air taxi, and those who learned to fly a private airplane for business purposes. If you watch closely you will see … Continue reading

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Victor Airways Support Using ForeFlight Mobile HD on the iPad


You Left Coast and fly-over Heartland pilots will probably not understand the relevance of this post, because you usually file IFR>direct to your destination. But, for the rest of us East Coast IFR guys (and girls), filing Victor airways as a … Continue reading

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Avidyne Multifunction Display Woes


About 5 years ago, right after purchasing the A36, I retrofitted the original panel with a Garmin 430 GPS navigator and coupled it to an Avidyne EX500 Multifunction Display.  I also installed an XM weather unit that displays precip and … Continue reading

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ForeFlight 4.0 Updates Mobile HD for iPad and iPhone Users


ForeFlight Mobile HD users on iPhones and iPads will be pleased with the latest 4.0 upgrade, available for download through the Apple App Store. The latest update to this EFB program includes some needed options which make the user interface … Continue reading

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Confusion in the Pattern


Lately there have been some “lively” discussions regarding the lack of general aviation airmanship, on pilot blogs and local hangar flying sessions, but also from the FAA. The recent Nall Report on aviation safety does not paint a pretty picture with respect … Continue reading

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