A horse and rider…

A horse and rider…it is a beautiful metaphor for many situations in life.  When I think of a horse and rider, I think of a beautiful sunset being viewed by a silhouetted cowboy sitting upon his best friend after a hard days work rounding up cattle.  The two together are a highly productive unit…the cowboy’s…

True cruise performance numbers…

Are the book numbers right for a Malibu?  So many aircraft manufacturers these days make claims of performance capabilities that are somewhat stretched.  However, the Malibu really does perform as-advertised.  In this picture, I’m getting 208KTAS at FL220 with 15 GPH at a power setting of 28″MP and 2300RPM.  This is a very normal power…

Tomato Drop…

I live in Jacksonville, TX, the “Tomato Capitol of the World”.  We have the historic Tomato Bowl Football Stadium, the Tomato Fest, and, most applicably to our discussion, the Tomato Drop at the Cherokee County Airport.  Last Saturday we had the Tomato Drop and all had a really good time. We place a huge target…

Retinal stabilization…

Maintaining your position in relation to the center of the earth is something we all take for granted each day as we move about the earth.  We are able to do so only because of an extremely complex and Divinely designed system in our bodies called the Vestibular System which contains, in part, the Otolith…

Formal training…go for the rating…

I get to go to Oahu, Hawaii each year for about a month duration because my military unit is located there.  I know…I know…but someone’s got to do it!  I lose all sympathy when people hear of my unit’s location, but that’s not my problem…I’m just following orders from Uncle Sam;)  I love Hawaii and…