Category Archives: True flight stories

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

Anatomy of an accident that didn’t happen…

Here I sit at the Wichita Falls TX airport (SPS) looking at a brownish-reddish sky on what would otherwise be a clear-blue sky day. The surreal look appears much like a lunar eclipse is occurring, but that is not the … Continue reading

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Blowout!

As a pilot of a 1989 Piper Malibu Mirage, I get to fly all over our great country and have experienced many interesting non-scheduled “events” while flying.  On a recent trip from Central Florida to South Carolina, I had one … Continue reading

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Atlantic flight…Narsarsuaq to Iceland…

(Continuing post on Atlantic flight…) The departure from Narsarsuaq exemplified the power reserve of the King Air C90.  We climbed out in the clear smooth air and continued out over the North Atlantic.  The scenery departing Greenland (on the eastern … Continue reading

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Exhaust leaks…

On a really clear, perfect day for flying without a cloud in the sky, I had a flight from Cherokee County (KJSO) up to Auburn, IN (KGWB), which is about a 4 hour flight in the Malibu. I’ve flown this … Continue reading

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Wave lift on Oahu…

All of the glider flying I have been doing lately has been done with use of orographic lifting which is lifting due to horizontally moving air being forced upwards by terrain. I’ve been training at Dillingham Airport on Oahu, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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