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Solo Flying the Phenom 100 – Video

09

Dec 2013

Solo Flying the Phenom 100 – Video

It doesn’t happen often, but I recently had the opportunity for a little solo flying in the Phenom 100 from Santa Monica California to Dallas Fort Worth Texas. It was a beautiful day for flying in California and not too bad in Texas. Throughout the descent into Dallas, I encountered a little turbulence, light icing conditions and moderate wind. The ceilings were high and the...

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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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Flightseeing Yellowstone National Park

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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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Flying Over Golden Gate Bridge

09

Jun 2013

Flying Over Golden Gate Bridge

There is nothing quite like flying over the Golden Gate Bridge. Departing from Oakland it is quite easy to remain clear of busy airspace and flight-see the Golden Gate Bridge. If you depart Oakland Northbound you just ask for the Golden Gate departure, air traffic control sends you up I-880 to clear Oakland airspace, from there you just cruise over Alcatraz towards the Golden Gate...

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Beaver Landing on Remote Alaskan Lake Video

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Jun 2013

Beaver Landing on Remote Alaskan Lake Video

de Havilland Beaver landing on remote lake in Alaska. It is incredible to be dropped off in the middle of the wilderness for some fly fishing, then seeing your ride crest the mountain, coming to pick you up.


Stockton To Mammoth Through The Mountains Video

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Jun 2013

Stockton To Mammoth Through The Mountains Video

On a trip from Stockton California to Mammoth Mountain Airport my friend Luca, from Campi Ya Kanzi, in Kenya, and myself, fly through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Along the trip we found ice lakes and crossed right over the Minarets. It was a beautiful flight.


Goodyear Blimp Airship

03

Mar 2013

Goodyear Blimp Airship

It was a gorgeous day in Southern California and so I decided to take Estelle, our Cessna 195, out for a trip down the coastline. I had just rounded the point off of Palos Verdes down by the Port of Long beach when I hear the call over the radio, “Hawthorne tower, airship six miles South, climbing to 2,000 feet, requesting permission to transition your...

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Air Lines

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Feb 2013

Air Lines

Every time I fly I am on the lookout for other traffic in the sky. Not only am I on the lookout to make sure we don’t share the same airspace at the same time, I am looking to take cool photos. When you are traveling at 400 plus miles per hour and the airliners are traveling at over 500 miles per hour, great photos...

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Clouds showing the waves of turbulence

24

Feb 2013

Turbulence

On most flights I take, I generally experience some sort of turbulence. I try to explain to my passengers that turbulence is as natural to the sky as waves are to water. What I don’t always have is a great visual presentation of this phenomenon. On a flight back from Arizona recently I captured a great visual of turbulence. The thin, wispy marine layer took...

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Fly A Jet

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Feb 2013

Fly A Jet

I am privileged to be in the position of teaching people to fly a jet. Due to the advent of the “Very Light Jets” pilots are transitioning, on a regular basis, from single engine airplanes, to owner flown jets. The jets on the market that are feeding this frenzy are the Phenom 100, Cessna Mustang and Eclipse 500. It is incredible to see the advancement...

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