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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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Kiddie Wings and Private Planes


According to a recent news report, at least one major U.S. airline has resumed an age old tradition: that of giving away little plastic wings to kids onboard. Airlines quit handing out pilot wings to children due to a ban … Continue reading

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I Can’t Be Lost….I’m On Instruments!


Before the days of GPS and MFD moving map displays that can pinpoint our exact location to within a meter, the instrument pilot had to mentally visualize his/her position with reference to ground based navigation systems. For most instrument students, one of … Continue reading

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“And don’t call me Shirley”


It’s a sad day for Airplane! fans. Leslie Nielsen died Sunday the 28th at the age of 84 in Fort Lauderdale, due to complications from pneumonia.

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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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I Love My Aeroplane, ’cause She Got Style


The weather is perfect for flying today, but I’m off to the farm to repair some fences and prepare for some new horses to arrive.  Here is a cool flying video I came across, with Stephen Stills singing Tree-top Flyer:  

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The Aviators – TV Series


There is a cool new teevee series on aviation called The Aviators. Locally is it shown on WMFE, our educational station, in Hi-Def. Check it out.

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