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 up.  Fortunately, we picked the right day for our adventure since Thursdays are one of…

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…

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 of those events. It was a pleasant day for flying, aside from the routine incessant…