Marsh Landing

No flying timeMy own plane is in an annual condition inspection, where my mechanic is doing some additional work. I wanted to remove the dead-weight air conditioning and fix a hole in the cowling that was made to support the A/C compressor. Cooley Landing​I got news about a plane down in marshes near Palo Alto airport through my...
Migratory bird, Citabria.
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A True Cross Country, part 3 (Georgia to California)

A True Cross Country, part 3 (Georgia to California)
​Other sections of this story:A True Cross Country, part one (California to Wisconsin)EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016A True Cross Country, part two (Wisconsin to Georgia)Route Planning This is not a first time the weather played a significant role in choosing a route for a long flight. We initially planned to go the shortest route which wou...
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A True Cross Country, Part 2 (Wisconsin to Georgia)

A True Cross Country, Part 2 (Wisconsin to Georgia)
​Other sections of this story:A True Cross Country, part one (California to Wisconsin)EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016A True Cross Country, part three (Georgia to California)Leg 6: Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Columbus, IndianaOriginal plan called for staying at Oshkosh until Thursday morning. Weather is known to throw monkey wrenches into even the most c...
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EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016

EAA Airventure Oshkosh 2016
This is part 2 of the "True Cross Country" post. ​If you missed the first part of this blog post, make sure you read about adventures on flying cross country from California to Wisconsin.Planning for the ArrivalOshkosh, Wisconsin becomes the largest airport in the world by aircraft operations during yearly EAA Airventure event. In 2016, t...
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A True Cross Country, part 1 (California to Wisconsin)

A True Cross Country, part 1 (California to Wisconsin)
​When you go by the FARs, logging cross-country time requires a point of landing that is more than 50 nm straight-line distance from the original point of departure [as a reminder it is in 14 CFR 61.1(b)(3)(ii)]. But the traditional meaning of "cross country" would be to cross the country from coast to coast. So, on a beautiful July Frida...
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