Casey Aviation Founder/Chief Pilot/DPE/CPIIMHG/ATP

Dirt Daubers

As I advanced the throttles on the mighty King Air, the airplane surged forward in a familiar manner.  I was off on a trip to New Mexico with 4 people on board and the weather was beautiful, albeit hot.  As I accelerated down the runway, I usually announce “airspeed alive”, but on this flight the…

Ryne’s Ferry Flight from Oman to the USA

Ryne is a CFII/MEI that flies King Air’s, Malibu’s, and a whole bunch of other airplanes.  As my right-hand man, I thought the experience of an International Ferry Flight from the Middle East to North America via the North Atlantic would be a huge confidence-booster.  It was not only a confidence booster, but it also…

Dr. Coats’ last flight…

Dr. David Coats was a dear friend who was a true aviation aficionado and a fixture at the Cherokee County Airport (JSO).  After a long bout with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), he recently passed away (May 2013).  Those of us who knew him best at JSO wanted to do something special to commemorate his life. …

Hypoxic math…

There’s 6 of us guys (and a few ladies) standing before a 185 lb bar (with weights) awaiting the “3-2-1-GO!!” countdown.  We are all competitive and we all are about to give our all to post a respectable score.  The Crossfit WOD (workout of the day) is: “1 minute at each station for Max Reps.”…

“Mea Culpa…”

From Joe…Staton West is an Instructor Pilot, Instrument Flight Examiner, and Pilot-in-Command in the US Army in both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, has been deployed to war zones more times than you have fingers, is a true aviation aficionado, and one of my best friends.  I make every effort to publish just about anything he…