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

Margin…

A few days ago a customer paid me in cash for 4 days of initial training (thousands of dollars).  Normally, I don’t carry around large amounts of cash, but I had to on this occasion for the drive home.  I put the cash into a pocket on my backpack and placed the backpack in the…

Auto-towing a Glider

Launching a glider is normally accomplished through one of three methods: Aero-tow, Winch-tow, or Auto-tow.  I’ve done all three, and all three have distinct advantages and disadvantages.  I chose to launch at Casey Aviation via the Auto-tow method for several reasons, and have become one of only a few in the USA who are currently…

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.  So, when the MMSTF scheduled an altitude chamber class around a MMSTF weekend seminar at…

Italy to Texas via the North Atlantic

For some reason the flight over to Italy on the airliner affected me physiologically much more than normal.  The Jet-lag was quite intense, at least much more than normal.  I never do sleep well sitting up straight on an airliner and didn’t sleep very much on this flight at all.  My biggest complaint on the…

The glider has arrived!

I love all sorts of flying and fell in love with glider flying during my yearly military reserve travels to Hawaii.  I discovered that flying a glider has many positive habit transfers and applications to other types of flying, and sought to bring gliding to Casey Aviation.  Landing a glider is exactly like flying a…