Tag Archives: XM Weather

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

Posted in General aviation, Military Aircraft | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in beechcraft bonanza, General aviation | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in beechcraft bonanza, General aviation | Tagged , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in beechcraft bonanza, General aviation | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in General aviation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in beechcraft bonanza, General aviation | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Are The New Garmin Products Really Magic?


After much fanfare in the general aviation community, Garmin finally unveiled the next evolution for Global Positioning Systems, the GTN-650 and GTN-750 GPS/NAV/COM IFR certified panel mount units. Both units are WAAS capable, allowing instrument approaches down as low as 200 … Continue reading

Posted in General aviation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in General aviation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment