Pilot Michael


Should You Carry A Survival Kit?

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Jun 2012

Should You Carry A Survival Kit?

I was reading a news story recently about a Cessna 172 that crashed in the mountains with a family of 3 aboard.  They all survived, took shelter in the airplane overnight and tended to their injuries. In the morning they made a cell phone call to 911.  It seems that they didn’t even remember that they had a cell phone until it rang.  I could...

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What’s in the Bag?

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May 2012

What’s in the Bag?

While I was at Chino I tracked down Jeff Pearson of Heritage Aero, Inc. Jeff is regarded as a 195 guru and he is already proving to deserve his title. During my flight back from Kansas in Estelle, I had endless problems with tailwheel shimmy and the strut not maintaining a charge. Now that Jeff has the tailwheel in a hundred pieces, it is quite...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska Final Leg – International Border

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. We made it, we are safely in Anchorage Alaska. I haven’t had much time to reflect on the entire journey yet but I will reminisce about today. We woke up to a very cold morning in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The winds were only blowing 10 knots but the cold immediately cut to the...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska Day 3 – Fighting Weather

Today was a short cold day. We started out waking up in Watson Lake Canada with a meeting at the restaurant for some eggs and flight planning. The weather at Watson Lake was beautiful and the weather at Whitehorse, our first planned stop, was good. The problem is the weather between the two was not. We departed Watson Lake at about 9:30 for our 200...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska – Canadian Border

Adventure does not even begin to explain this trip. Today started out as a beautiful day in Seattle with our plan being, fly to Abbotsford BC, clear customs and then fly North over some mountains to Prince George for fuel. From there we would continue North to Fort Nelson for some more fuel then continue on to Watson Lake. If everything worked perfectly we were...

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May 2012

A6M Zero – Los Angeles to Alaska – Journey Begins

Today was the start of another amazing adventure. About 4 weeks ago, a good friend came to me to ask my opinion on flying from Los Angeles to Anchorage Alaska. I immediately indicated my desire to go on a flight like this, I have never flown a small single engine piston airplane through Canada and into Alaska and I thought this would be a great...

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Mounting a Camera to an Airplane – Update

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Apr 2012

Mounting a Camera to an Airplane – Update

Yes, We Know it is a Bit Long – It’s a Test! The first video test of the GoPro camera in flight went well. This test demonstrated that using a 5 inch tall, suction cup mount will show vibration in the video footage.  The GoPro HD Hero 2 was set to “wide” mode, and we believe that this is probably not the best mode for...

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