Tag Archives: biz-jets

Almost a Bad Day at Teterboro


Some pilots blindly follow ATC clearances. Good pilots always question ATC clearances, especially those that make no sense. It pays to have some situational awareness. And question Authority, always! This pilot should have spoken up sooner if he had questions about … Continue reading

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The NBAA Visits Orlando


In November, The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) held its annual convention in Orlando, Florida. I managed to sneak out of work early on a warm, Thursday afternoon and visited the NBAA flight-line at Orlando Executive Airport, KORL. There were … 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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Ramp Checked!


Last week I flew to Naples, FL (KAPF) from my home base. Because it’s the beginning of snowbird season, the airspace and ramp were quite busy with a mix of corporate jets and 172’s. Not a big deal, but everyone needs … 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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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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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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Why We Fly: One-Six Right, the movie


If you love general aviation and have not yet seen One-Six Right, here is a link on Hulu. I have added a permanent link to the right. One-Six Right is a great film on the roots of general aviation and … Continue reading

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Fly-in at 28J, Kay Larkin Airport, Palatka, FL


General Aviation is alive and well, at least if you go by the number of people and planes at today’s fly-in at Lt. Kay Larkin Airport, Palatka, Florida. This airport is not far from Jacksonville and the St. Johns River. … Continue reading

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Pushing Tin- Boca and Back


On my flight to South Florida a few days ago, I filed IFR and was cleared radar vectors, direct Pahokee VOR, then BCT, direct. ATC assigned an altitude of 6,000, and as it turned out, that put me in a scattered to … Continue reading

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