Category Archives: Military Aircraft

Tavares Sea Plane Base Fly In


At the end of April, the Tavares Sea Plane Base (FA1) held its annual seaplane fly in. In addition to some large crowds, 25 or more seaplanes flew in for the event. About a dozen seaplanes participated in a “bomb … Continue reading

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Flying Through Convective Sigmets


Its been hot and humid all week in the Southeast US. Convective Sigmets have been up every day. So, do you just pickle your typical piston single or twin in the summer months, or come up with a plan be able … Continue reading

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Unmanned Drones in Civilian Airspace


The attached article Drones in Civilian Airspace, regarding unmanned drones over Florida is disturbing for many reasons, the civil liberties issue being just one of them. The pilot community is united in its concerns over aviation safety. One potential threat is a … Continue reading

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Flying Private in Honor of 9/11- Ten Years Later


To honor those Americans lost in the Islamic terrorist attacks ten years ago, I turned off the TV set (where airtime was filled with non-stop 9/11 tributes) and went flying. Why? Mainly because I still can. After 9/11, all aircraft were grounded for … Continue reading

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B-17 Liberty Belle Burns In Off-Field Landing


The great news is that all 7 aboard were able to exit the aircraft without injury. Sad that a piece of history that I have seen at various airports around the state with my Dad is now gone. The Belle … Continue reading

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Warbirds at KLEE


The B-24, B-17 and P-51 from The Collings Foundation are in Leesburg, Florida (KLEE) this weekend, 2/25-2/27. If you get a chance, check them out.

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Warbird Gathering at Punta Gorda, KPGD


In late January, a small cadre of general aviation pilots departed from Leesburg and Eustis, flying south to Charlotte County Airport, KPGD. Our plan was to see some vintage WWII aircraft on display at Warbirds Weekend. In our group there were 3 … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving with your families. Safe travels! Attached is a slideshow of some really interesting aircraft pictures, none of which I took. BestAviationPhotography

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B-24 Liberator – The Plane That Saved Europe


Allegedly the ATC controllers at the Frankfurt, Germany Airport are renowned as a short-tempered and impatient lot. They, it is alleged, not only expect one to know one’s gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So … Continue reading

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