Tag: Pilot Michael


Where Aliens Crash

19

Jul 2012

Where Aliens Crash

Day two of our adventure to Oshkosh started under beautiful conditions in Tucson Arizona, it was early but Estelle, Ken and I were ready for the day. We took on 52 Gallons of fuel for our next leg to Roswell, New Mexico, said goodbye to our new friends at Million Air and fired up for another hot day of flying. Our planned route was to...

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Journey to Oshkosh Day One

18

Jul 2012

Journey to Oshkosh Day One

Day one started out sunny and cool, a great Southern California morning. High clouds, light breeze and my heart pounding about the upcoming journey. It was just last night at 8:30pm that I took delivery of Estelle with her new paint job and several repaired maintenance items. I have flown Estelle before but it was over two months ago and I am loading her up...

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Estelle’s New Paint

18

Jul 2012

Estelle’s New Paint

Estelle had a makeover and she is ready for the world to see. Eveline and the crew at Century Aircraft Paint really went above and beyond on this paint job. I can not believe the artistry that went into the layup of paint. First the airplane was stripped down to bare metal, exposing any imperfections, which were promptly fixed. Next primer was applied to the...

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Picking Up Estelle, Videos 1-3

11

Jul 2012

Picking Up Estelle, Videos 1-3

In this episode, Wingster takes posession of of its new airplane, Estelle, Michael gets some instruction in the safe operation of a Cessna 195, and tailwheel troubles provide an opportunity to take a short tour of Goodland, Kansas.


Airplane Camping

29

Jun 2012

Airplane Camping

If you have never been airplane camping, I would like to strongly recommend it.  I borrowed a friend’s Cessna 206 this weekend, and took my wife and a couple friends to fly in campgrounds in Kernville, CA (L05) for a weekend of rafting, campfires and smores.


Painting Estelle Update

19

Jun 2012

Painting Estelle Update

We are getting so close now.  Erik and I went by Century Aircraft Paint today and argued about the radius of a particular circle we wanted to recreate.


Midnight Mission Time Machine

06

Jun 2012

Midnight Mission Time Machine

It doesn’t happen everyday, but when it does, it is a vivid reminder to me of how magical and special general aviation is.


Wingster – Trailer

04

Jun 2012

Wingster – Trailer

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World’s Coolest Weathervane – DC3

04

Jun 2012

World’s Coolest Weathervane – DC3

On our trip to Anchorage Alaska to drop off a WWII Japanese Zero, we stopped in a town called Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory of Canada.  Because of weather and other circumstances, we were stuck in town for the night and decided we would walk around.  As we were leaving the airport property, we walked in front of the transport museum.  To our amazement we...

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Painting Estelle Update

02

Jun 2012

Painting Estelle Update

We just received notice that the first bit of color was sprayed onto Estelle today. Send us a message stating what the orange part is, and we will add 100 points to your account.


Painting Estelle Update

26

May 2012

Painting Estelle Update

  Erik and Michael went to Century Aircraft Paint today to check on the progress of Estelle’s paint job. It is coming along great. All of the stripping and sanding is complete, and



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