Category Archives: True flight stories

With 20+ years of aviating, I’ve collected quite a few stories, some better than others.

Piper Factory Tour

Tom and I arrived for M-Class VRB 2015 earlier than needed, so we did what any other “drinking the Koolaid” aviator would do…we went to the airport to hang out and see what sort of aviation excitement we could drum … Continue reading

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Going at it alone…and going to the Convention…

For my first years of flying PA-46’s I “did it alone”…meaning that I pretty much read the manual, flew once with an instructor at annual recurrent, and flew the airplane as I saw fit.  It worked well as long as … Continue reading

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Altitude Chamber at the FAA in OKC

I finally got to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time…fly the altitude chamber.  My pilot class in the US Army flight training did not get to do the training, and I’ve been interested ever since. … Continue reading

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A pleasant experience with the FAA…

When I think of the FAA, I think of a guy meeting me at the airplane with a ball cap that says “FAA” in big bold yellow letters.  He’s there “to help”, but always asks for the license and medical … Continue reading

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No-Go parameters and the Decision Making Process

I’m now home after a flight home (JSO) from Wichita Falls, TX (SPS).  Here’s the story behind the dust storm and my flight decisions that day.  I used a No-Go list to help me decide what to do. I recommend … Continue reading

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