June 2, 2005. I had just landed N73028 in a 15 knot crosswind on runway 5 at OGG. "Maui Ground, Skyhawk 73028 to the Tee Hangars." "Aloha 028 taxi ahead on Alpha, left on Golf cross runway 2 then straight on Kilo to the hangars" Yep, you heard it right, I was on the ground at Kahului airport on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. No, I didn't fly there from the mainland, my flight had originated from OGG earlier that morning. This was one of the most exciting flights of my life.
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The last time I posted, we looked at flying just for fun and some of the fun things that you can do with your pilot certificate, now let's take a look at what I would call some of the "fun ratings" available to you. These are ratings on your pilot certificate that you may not use on a regular basis but are a lot of fun to pursue.
Ten days before my eighteenth birthday, I experienced the thrill of a lifetime ... Standing by the hangar alone, with not another participant in sight,...
The unofficial start of the summer flying season is of course the Sun ‘n Fun Fly In in Lakeland, Florida (the spring break for...
This summer, my family and I have decided to take a number of mini-vacations centered around our enjoyment of roller coasters and amusement parks. During the month of June, we have had the opportunity to visit 2 parks outside of our home park. On one trip, we elected to use a general aviation airplane; on the other, we elected to drive our mini-van. This blog will compare those trips.
We're all required to log our flight times and landings to prove FAA currency, but this only tells part of the story of a flight. Here you'll learn how you can record a more memorable experience from your flight by using a smartphone or portable cockpit camera to capture the sights and sounds.
Flying clubs come in many shapes and sizes. What they have in common is a group of members interested in flying and in saving money on their flying activities.
As a flight instructor, I am often asked the question, "How old do you have to be to start learning to fly?" The short answer to the question is that there is no minimum age for a child to begin learning to fly. The longer answer is a bit more complicated and I will attempt to discuss that here.
An activity that many pilots enjoy involves sitting at the airport and watching other pilots takeoff and land. While enjoying this pastime you may see some aircraft that look a bit different from your typical trainer. Join us as we take a brief look at some of the "other aircraft" that you might see.