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Summer Weather Flying in Florida


In one of my earlier posts, I wrote about dealing with convective weather during the summer months, or alternatively, pickling your plane. If you are going to own a aircraft and use it for its maximum utility, or even have a fair chance of … Continue reading

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Flying over the Smoky Mountains


On a recent round-trip to Lexington, KY (KLEX), from Florida, our route took us east of Atlanta and over the The Great Smoky Mountains. The Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful, and their area covers western North Carolina and Tennessee as … Continue reading

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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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Escaping the Heat


Summertime, or more specifically the 4th of July, is vacation time. And there is no better vacation than leaving the heat and humidity of Florida and heading a thousand miles north for the cool, dry air of Michigan.   We … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be a Billionaire


 “I wanna be a billionaire, so fricking bad buy all of the things I never had Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine smiling next to Oprah and the Queen” -Travie McCoy This week I had a business … Continue reading

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A Sun n Fun Disaster!


We just got back from Sun n Fun 2011 in Lakeland, Florida.  It was quite a day. The forecast was to be a 20% chance of showers, but as usual, the weather man guessed poorly. You have probably heard by … Continue reading

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XM Weather in the Cockpit? You Cannot Be Sirius!


Aside from Global Positioning Systems, one of the technologies that has had an important positive impact on safer flying is XM Weather in the cockpit. XM Weather, or XMWX, is almost like having The Weather Channel in your panel at … Continue reading

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