Category Archives: Flight Training

N9481U


This was the little plane that started it all, meaning my love of aviation. N9481U was not just any Cessna 150, but a Cessna 150/150. She was a 1976 model ship, based at Orlando Country Airport, near Zellwood, FL. This … Continue reading

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Entering a Hold? There’s an App For That!


If you fly enough “real” IFR, at some point you will find that you cannot land at your planned destination without some Air Traffic Control delays. Maybe the airport has low IFR conditions, and other aircraft are ahead of you … Continue reading

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Air Orlando Fly-in at KORL


In an optimistic sign that shows budding confidence that the economy and General Aviation is recovering, a grand-reopening of Air Orlando was held last weekend at Orlando Executive Airport. A friend and I flew down from Leesburg in my plane, and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Flying The “Sim”


Flying under Instrument Flight Rules, or IFR, is like no other kind of flying. It is truly being master of the sky, without being able to see out the front window, while using various electronic instruments to track of your … Continue reading

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