Tag: Flying


Name That Airport

19

Jun 2013

Name That Airport

#NameThatAirport #flying #wingster


Santa Monica Pier

18

Jun 2013

Santa Monica Pier

Photo taken from Estelle, our Cessna 195. Great day flying. #Santa Monica Pier #Cessna 195 #Flying


Beaver Landing on Remote Alaskan Lake Video

07

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.


Flying A Columbia 400

04

Jun 2013

Flying A Columbia 400

Luca and Michael flying a Columbia 400 to Mammoth California. #adventure #flying #maasai #CampiYaKanzi


Air Lines

26

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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Not Alone Up There

14

Feb 2013

Not Alone Up There

On a flight from Van Nuys California to Lake Havasu City Arizona in an Aviat Husky I had a first time experience. I was flying over the high desert between Mohave and Victorville when I heard the call over the radio. “UAV (unintelligible) traffic one O’clock, two miles, a Husky at seven thousand five hundred”. Right then I thought “Damn, the air traffic controller just...

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Corporate Aircraft 60 Years Apart

11

Feb 2013

Corporate Aircraft 60 Years Apart

I have chosen to design my working life around my passion for flying. I enjoy introducing people to the wonder of flight, teaching people to fly and flying people around in their private aircraft. The other day I had the unique opportunity to fly two corporate aircraft that were built 60 years apart. I flew Estelle, built in 1952, as my commuter to an airport...

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Estelle Goes to Oshkosh – Part 1 – 6

30

Sep 2012

Estelle Goes to Oshkosh – Part 1 – 6

Fresh out of the paint shop, Estelle is ready to show the world her new look. So we are flying to Oshkosh for the worlds biggest gathering of aircraft. First stop, Tucson, AZ, where we catch up with an old friend, Ash Vij. In the second episode, Estelle flies from Tucson AZ to Roswell NM where she encounters high winds. In Roswell, Ken and Michael...

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Home For Maintenance

28

Aug 2012

Home For Maintenance

The last leg from Tucson to Van Nuys was blessed with blue skies and tailwinds. I think I was given a reprieve for all the weather I dealt with the day before. Flying Estelle, the leg from Tucson to Van Nuys would usually require a fuel stop somewhere along the route. Due to the very rare Westerly tailwinds I was able to make it non-stop...

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Cheeky Weather

25

Aug 2012

Cheeky Weather

I started out at Sporty’s for their boy scout aviation education event. Sporty’s setup a great program for the boy scouts to earn an aviation badge. The scouts went through each of 6 stations lasting 20 minutes each and were taught about aerodynamics, aviation instrumentation, proper preflight procedures, helicopter flight characteristics, foam airplane building and how hot air balloons work. The event wrapped up at...

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2501 Miles From Home

21

Aug 2012

2501 Miles From Home

The journey continues. Today we started in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin from where we headed up the West coast of Lake Michigan, following the shoreline until we crossed into Lake Huron. Just after crossing into Lake Huron we came upon Mackinac island (pronounced Makinaw). We landed and were instantly transported back in time. In 1898 motorized vehicles were banned and it has stayed that way ever...

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Oil Leak Fixed….. Yesterday

20

Aug 2012

Oil Leak Fixed….. Yesterday

I was at Baraboo Dells airport at exactly 8am, this is the time I was told Tom from TC Air Care would be there. I needed the help of a professional and I wanted to make sure to get on his Monday Schedule. Tom was there and I explained my problem, he told me to bring the airplane over and we could get to work...

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Grounded

19

Aug 2012

Grounded

11 large screws, 3 short bolts and 10 Dzus fasteners is what holds in place the 3 piece cowling and 3 piece accessory cover of the Cessna 195. I know this because I have removed and replaced it twice in the last two days. When you are sitting at home daydreaming about your upcoming adventures, you inevitably get to the realization that while flying a...

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Behind, Behind the Scenes

18

Aug 2012

Behind, Behind the Scenes

What a fantastic day, filming with Flightline TV. It began with waking to sunshine blazing through the hotel window. It was 6:30 am and in just a few short hours I would be flying formation with an AT-6, filming an episode for The Flightline TV. We met with Mark, Paul and Mike of Flightline TV at Flying Cloud Municipal Airport where they equipped Estelle with...

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