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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 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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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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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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Let George Do It


Continuously holding a heading and altitude on long trips in an aircraft without an autopilot, particularly during IMC, can be fatiguing.  My first Bonanza did not have an autopilot, and that is one of the reasons the decision was made to sell … 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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ForeFlight Mobile HD or WingX Pro7?


If you are a pilot and own an iPad, chances are you have already heard about some new apps which allow your tablet to function as an Electronic Flight Bag, or EFB. The FAA has approved the iPad as Class 1 EFB for … 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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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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T-Day + 1: Flight to New Smyrna Beach


Our family has a lot of great memories in New Smyrna Beach. As children, later teenagers and college students, NSB was our home away from home on the weekends. We regularly made the hour drive to the beach to launch our … Continue reading

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