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The High Cost Of Aviation

It is with a heavy heart that I’m forced to report the loss of not one, but two of my friends to the sky.  A few weeks ago David Gibbs and two passengers were killed when the helicopter he was flying crashed in California while filming a new reality show for the Discovery Channel.  I […]

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Germany To Vegas Day 5 Part ll

When I prepare for an ocean crossing in a small aircraft I try to think of any problems that I might encounter on the flight and what I could do if they occur or to prevent them from happening in the first place.  What do I do if I run into strong headwinds, icing conditions, […]

Ferry Flight Pic Of The Day

Hula Girl supervising our flight to the French Alps.

Germany To Vegas Day 5

Morning in Scotland means it’s an ocean flying day.  First things first, so it was down to the hotel dining for a pre-dawn breakfast with Marcio, and no he did not care to try the blood pudding thank you very much.  While fortifying ourselves we compared notes on what weather forecasts for the route from […]

Your Weekly Lex, For Strength

Lost opportunities, V

By lex, on June 11th, 2007
Well, I think I’ve strung you along for long enough. I told you what we dream of, a day cat shot loaded for bear, a shack hit on a defended target, a MiG kill on the way home and an OK-3 wire (day) landing with maybe a bacon […]

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Germany To Vegas Day 4

Left Southampton behind and flew the Cirrus up to Wick in Scotland to pick up the survival suits and raft from Andrew at Far North Aviation.  The flight was a fantastic one because of all the times I’ve flown in the UK the weather was the best it’s ever been.  Coming into Wick ATC routed […]

Ferry Flight Pic Of The Day

Up in the tower with my friend Hans in Narsarsuaq Greenland.

Your weekly Lex, For Strength

Lost opportunities, IV

By lex, on June 10th, 2007
When the no-fly zones were first instituted following Saddam’s brutal suppression of the Shia in the south, Navy and Air Force fighters filled the counter-air lanes more or less continuously – a needlessly wearing pace of operations, especially after 1992 when the Iraqi Air Force stopped tempting fate […]

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