Valdez Fly-in

For some reason I have this love affair with bush flying.  Aerobatics are nice, and I certainly look forward to trying them out, but I find no more perfect an example of aviation than a Super Cub alone in the wilds.  There’s just something about it that really...

Attitude is Everything

A few months ago, I saw a link on twitter to the following video: I recently remembered this and thought I might post it here and offer some analysis of the overall situation.  The biggest talking point I’ve come up with is “Attitude is everything.”...

Practical Test Prep

Just to clear the air, I am getting very close to the check-ride.  Prior to this lesson all that was left to complete is an hour or so of practical test prep.  The plan for this lesson was to perform all the maneuvers required for the check-ride and then work on...

Trip Downtown

I had planned a new cross country to Cleveland Hardwick (HDI), but as I learned upon arrival at the flight center, I would not be making my cross country today.  Josh assured me that we would get it done in short order, but that it wasn’t happening today. ...

Solo Lesson – GPS

I checked the weather just before leaving the office for the flight school. I was hoping that today would be the day for my cross country. Instead, since the weather over Upper Cumberland Regional was terrible, I would be doing something else. It was really odd...