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Plane Fun 

             

By lex, on October 17th, 2009

Snuck out of work a half an hour early to head to the airport for a bit of a round robin in Cardinal 217AF, which has recently received a paint job that has given an old girl a new grace.

Plane Fun

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Want to Fly for Pay?

By lex, on August 14th, 2009

Crop dusting is the way to go, apparently:

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Check Density Altitude

By lex, on July 17th, 2009

It was a lovely change of command ceremony, one of my favorite people in the world gave up the 125th Strike Fighter Squadron at the end of an arduous 18 months in battery. Chilly has the three q’s: High q (dynamic energy), high IQ and high quality. Unlike many men in his position, he left attendance to his ceremony to the discretion of his people, declining to force them into ranks on a hot summer’s day. That was a nice gesture, I thought – they can read the plan of the day on Monday, if they missed the news.

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“Fun” with Simulations

By lex, on July 4th, 2009

So, the 1976 Cessna 177RG ** Cardinal operated by the flying club is back in service after a lengthy maintenance interval, and – having allowed other club members the privilege of putting the first dozen or so hours on the machine after the layoff – your correspondent is all set to get reacquainted with her tomorrow, with a club CFI riding shotgun only for the safety that’s in it.

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Boom Operator

By lex, on May 17th, 2009

The right guy for the moment:

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Still Flying Tiger IIs

By lex, on May 7th, 2009

When I was an adversary pilot down in Key West back in the early 90s, the F-16Ns were relatively new, the A-4E Skyhawks getting a little long in the tooth (although still wonderfully nimble, in trained hands) and the F-5E Tiger II was somewhere in between.

If you’d have told me nearly twenty years on that the Vipers and Scooters would be gone, but that the F-5s would still be around, I’d have been gobsmacked.

(Not really. I just like writing “gobsmacked.”)

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Can we talk?

Posted by Lex, on November 15, 2006

Yep. Now we can.

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