Category Archives: beechcraft bonanza

Why?


Lately it seems that we are losing about an aircraft a week due to thunderstorms and convective weather. Too often it seems, we read in the news about another Bonanza, or Pilatus, or Piper Lance that tangled with bad weather, … Continue reading

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The Wind Gods


A nice tail wind southbound today from Leesburg International to Ft. Lauderdale Exec turned into a headwind on the trip home. The last cool front of the season pushed through Florida yesterday, bringing in a strong northwest flow, clear skies and dry … Continue reading

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Lear 60


I had an opportunity to hop a ride as a passenger on our corporate jet this past week from Boca Raton, FL to Nashville, instead of flying the Bonanza. The aircraft we flew in is a beautiful late model Lear 60, complete … Continue reading

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Obama’s Orlando TFR


Sheesh. It must be silly season again because politicians are spending time in Florida to gin up votes. Another VIP TFR was activated to shut down or severely restrict Florida airspace because Obama needed to spend a couple of hours and … Continue reading

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Big Airports, Little Airplanes


I love flying out of grass strips, with their camaraderie and Friday night barbeques. I also enjoy the demands of flying into and out of large commercial airports, surrounded by Class Bravo airspace. I like the challenge of fitting into … Continue reading

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300 and 6


This past week I needed to make a business trip to South Florida and return in the same day. The choice was to either get up really early and drive 4.5 hours each way on the Florida Turnpike, or make … Continue reading

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When Your Aircraft Speaks, Be Sure to Listen Closely


On my trip back from Naples, I sensed there was a just a touch of vibration during cruise flight. It was almost imperceptible. Was it just my imagination? I tried different mixture settings and power settings, and then different RPM’s. … Continue reading

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There, But For the Grace of God, Go I……..


It’s the day after Thanksgiving, about 75 degrees and partly cloudy, with a breeze out of the east. I was hanging out at X55, a local grass strip, watching a friend give rides to his son’s Air Force buddies in a … Continue reading

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Winter Haven, FL Fly-in Lunch


About 500 people showed up in various methods of transportation today at the Fall lunch fly-in. There were about 75 aircraft, mostly of the vintage variety. There were lots of RVs, Citrabrias, Aeronicas and Pipers. The weather was awesome, with … Continue reading

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Flying to Fort Lauderdale Executive


It has been a few years since my last flight into Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, KFXE. I usually file to Boca Raton or Palm Beach, as it is more convenient to my Dad’s house. My first trip to FXE was … Continue reading

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