Air Venture Day 1 — Oh, I See

The Warbirds and a Swiss Fellow… and an Alaskan.

A Flight to the Mountains

VFR flight, in particular, has in it’s essence a strong freeing quality. You don’t need most of the instruments; through sight picture and pilotage you can successfully get to where you aim.

Private Pilot Window Seat — Flying Commercial

“There I was, camera in hand, window seat in my face… perfect.”

Friends Who Fly Partial Panel (vacuum failure)

…my focus was trying to help Kenny have an enjoyable aviation experience. Flying partial panel with a friend didn’t exactly match my intentions.

The Courage to Fly

“[…] learning to fly and the people involved — changed my life. They changed the way I see myself… they changed the way I see the world.”

. . . and All Seemed Right With the World — Christmas Eve Flying

“As I pushed northward through the darkness of the cold Christmas Eve night, the cockpit was warm and cozy, and all seemed right with the world.”

Charles Lindbergh Invited Us On Vacation

“Everything else is: seaplanes, black bears, lighthouses, lobster and moose.”

The Plane Was Made To Be Airborne

I stood there […] on the large, quiet ramp, envisioning my passenger arriving shortly — discovering that we had not two planes, from which to choose… but none.”

Flying — a Cure for the Grumpy Jackass

There’s something special about defying gravity, on an otherwise unremarkable evening, to bring about the peaceful end to a ruckus day.

Sticking Your Head In A Pillow Case — the Instrument Rating

I opined, “this has been very, very interesting… revealing — this whole studying, flying, and testing.” “It really tests your metal,” I said.

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