Pilot Michael


Primary Flight Instruction

28

Aug 2013

Primary Flight Instruction

Flight InstructionPrimary flight instruction is the art of teaching people to fly, the initial rating is called “Private Pilot”. From there private pilots can go on to learn “Instrument” flying, “Commercial” flying, “Multi-Engine” flying and many other ratings. It’s a true privilege to teach people to fly. When you take someone through the steps from their first flight, to their first solo, to their pilot...

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Cessna Paint Job Progress

21

Aug 2013

Cessna Paint Job Progress

The progress continues on the Cessna paint job. The entire airplane was stripped to bare metal, the few flaws in the airframe were exposed and repaired. Next everything was primed and readied for paint. I asked Century Aircraft Paint to provide me a small sample of the colors I had chosen and they prepared this well proportioned panel. This really shows me the weight of...

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Painting an Airplane Update

15

Aug 2013

Painting an Airplane Update

The progress continues and things are starting to happen quickly now. Century Aircraft Paint completely stripped my Cessna 172 Skyhawk and inspected it for dents and corrosion. They told me “this is the best airframe we have ever seen”. They did not find any and I mean any corrosion. Pretty incredible for a 40 year old airplane. Not only was there no corrosion, I believe...

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Paint Job Time For Cessna Skyhawk

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Aug 2013

Paint Job Time For Cessna Skyhawk

Well the time has come to paint my 1973 Cessna Skyhawk. This airplane is almost all original including the paint colors and green interior. As with painting the Wingster 195, I have elected to use Century Aircraft Painting to do the work. They did such a great job with the Cessna 195 that I didn’t even consider going anywhere else. The process is scheduled to...

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Our Grand Adventure Flying with a A6M Japanese Zero – Video

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Jul 2013

Our Grand Adventure Flying with a A6M Japanese Zero – Video

It was an adventure that we probably won’t get to repeat, flying from Southern California to Anchorage Alaska, escorting one of the last 4 flying Japanese Zero Fighters. Flying any single engine piston airplane from California to Alaska would be an epic adventure, flying a WWII fighter that far, over that terrain, isn’t for the faint of heart. Enjoy this trailer for the upcoming episodes...

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TBM 700 Flight Alpine WY to Van Nuys CA – Video

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Jul 2013

TBM 700 Flight Alpine WY to Van Nuys CA – Video

Flying from Alpine Wyoming Airpark to Van Nuys California in a TBM 700 C2. It was a beautiful day with blue skies, clouds and some thunderstorm buildups. Alpine Wyoming is an amazing town in Western Wyoming, at the mouth of the Snake River. The airport is the location of a majestic fly-in community and home to more Husky Aircraft than anywhere on earth (may not...

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Husky Flight From Arizona to Wyoming – Video

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Jul 2013

Husky Flight From Arizona to Wyoming – Video

I recently had the opportunity to fly an Aviat Husky A-1C from Arizona, through the mountains to Alpine Wyoming. Along the route I encountered Thunderstorms, high winds and blue skies. It was an amazing day. I squeezed 7 hours of flying into a short 3 min video. I hope you enjoy it.


Jet Aircraft Landing – Mammoth Airport – Phenom 100 – Video

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Jul 2013

Jet Aircraft Landing – Mammoth Airport – Phenom 100 – Video

It was another blue sky day in Southern California and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to fly a jet aircraft, the Embraer Phenom 100, solo to Mammoth Mountain Airport. I put a few gopro cameras in the cockpit and the rest was easy. Sit back and enjoy the flight. Flying To Mammoth I have been flying in and out of Mammoth airport...

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How To Be A Pilot – Blog

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Jul 2013

How To Be A Pilot – Blog

It is an incredible privilege to take someone from the beginning of their flight training and teaching them how to be a pilot. I just had the privilege of “minting” a brand new private pilot and I can tell you it’s an incredible feeling. Daniel came to me a few months ago with a few hours in his logbook and a mission, he wanted to...

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Touch and Go Landings in our Cessna 195 – Video

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Jun 2013

Touch and Go Landings in our Cessna 195 – Video

If I have an hour to spare, I can’t think of a better way to spend it than doing laps in the pattern and doing some landings. We took Estelle out to stretch her legs in the pattern at Hawthorne Airport. None of the landings were great, but they were great fun. The second lap in the pattern we decide to “go around” and we...

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TBM 700 Flight to Lake Havasu Video

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Jun 2013

TBM 700 Flight to Lake Havasu Video

My first flight in a TBM 700, from Van Nuys, California to Lake Havasu, Arizona. The flight was only 50 minutes but I did learn a lot about this airplane, its flying characteristics and capabilities. I was onboard with the owner who flew the airplane while I monitored systems and started to learn the flows of flying the TBM 700. What struck me the most...

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Flightseeing Yellowstone National Park

10

Jun 2013

Flightseeing Yellowstone National Park

During the summer of my dreams, I was provided the opportunity to take a Columbia 400, flying throughout the West. During this summer my wife and I took a trip to Yellowstone National Park, for some hiking and camping. The trip from Los Angeles was great, the weather was perfect and clear and the trip to Yellowstone was our second leg, after stopping in Portland...

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