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Small Town Politics and Aviation

Don’cha just love local politics? Mount Dora is a small, quaint lakeside town, nestled in the hills of Lake County Florida, about 30 miles northwest of Orlando. The town has a New England feel to it, due to many its … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg’s Albert Whitted Municipal Airport- A Story of Survival

This past week I had a conference in St. Petersburg, FL. The decision was whether to drive 2 ½ hours to St. Petersburg, FL for two days of meetings, or fly the A36 and arrive in less than a half hour.  … Continue reading

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All Planes, All the Time

This post is for Baylie, our Golden, and the best dog ever. 1996-2011 I explained it to St. Peter, I’d rather stay here Outside the pearly gate. I won’t be a nuisance, I won’t even bark, I’ll be very patient … Continue reading

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Geo-referenced Approaches into Leesburg

This past weekend, I finally had the chance to do a post-maintenance flight in my Bonanza after its annual inspection was completed. The weather was clear and the sky blue, especially welcoming after the horrendous storms that came through Central Florida last week. After … Continue reading

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Tavares Sea Plane Base redux

Here is a follow up to an earlier post about the Tavares Sea Plane Base in Central Florida, on the Dora Chain of Lakes, near KLEE. Do these guys at Jones Brothers Seaplanes have a fun job or what?

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Tavares: America’s Seaplane City

Residents and tourists alike look up at the sound of an approaching single-engine aircraft, gliding ever lower over the lake’s surface. The aircraft splashes down on the water, slows and then and taxis toward the docks. This is a new … Continue reading

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