2015

Editorial March, 2015 - PilotEdge Review - ATC Practice Flying Online

PilotEdge Review - ATC Practice Flying Online

Ref: www.xplanejunkies.com/pilotedge-review/

Visit: www.PilotEdge.com

While I...



Happy Camp 36S - Airport Wishlist Item

Just south of the California/Oregon State line, way up in the mountains, the Klamath National...



2014

Editorial April, 2014 - Navigation Methods Revisited

Navigation Methods

What do I do in my otherwise idle moments? Aviation of course. ...



L35 Big Bear - Airport Wishlist Item

There are quite a few airports I would like to put on my Logbook, and...



2013

Editorial Dec, 2013 - Fun vs Stress

Fun vs Stress — I.M.S.A.F.E. Checklist

My flying is going just fine, as long as...



Nov 15, 2013 - VDF

Practice Checkride — Ambition — Icarus Flies Again

C172 — N9522Q — Tampa Executive...



Nov 14, 2013 - VDF

Practice Checkride

C172 — N9522Q — Tampa Executive Airport, FL — Practice Checkride, 8...



Nov 12, 2013 - VDF > SUA (night)

Like father, like son... kind of.

C172 — N9522Q — Tampa Executive Airport, FL...



Nov 04, 2013 - VDF (Under the Hood)

Flight Sim vs real-world VOR Tracking, VOR Intersections and ILS Approaches - Sweet Farewell Stevie...



Oct 30, 2013 - VDF (Under the Hood)

More Fun Scanning Broken Instruments

C172 — N9522Q — Tampa Executive Airport, FL — ...



Oct 28, 2013 - VDF (Under the Hood)

The Stevie Wonder Academy of Aviation

C172 — N9522Q — Tampa Executive Airport, FL...



Oct 16, 2013 - VDF > OCF > CGC (solo)

The Long Solo. Flying thru Rain Showers.

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa Executive Airport, ...



Oct 14, 2013 - VDF > SEF (solo)

Sebring Raceway — Brings fond memories of childhood Americana

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa Executive...



Oct 11, 2013 - VDF > OCF (solo)

Waving Hello to John Travolta thru the open window

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa...



Oct 05, 2013 - VDF > BKV (solo)

If rhinos were meant to fly, they would have been born with wings...

C172...



Oct 05, 2013 - VDF > BKV

Preflight - A Tiny Bug Could Ruin Everything...

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa Executive...



Oct 04, 2013 - VDF > ZPH (solo)

Snoopy; the World War 1 Flying Ace - Soft Collar Scarf

C172 — N733UJ...



Oct 04, 2013 - VDF > ZPH

Within 25nm Solo prep run

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa Executive Airport, FL > ...



Oct 01, 2013 - VDF - SOLO!! (again)

You pay your nickle, and you go round again...

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa...



Oct 01, 2013 - VDF

Pre-Solo Déjà Vu

C172 — N733UJ — Tampa Executive Airport, FL — Touch&Go's, 10...



Sep 27, 2013 - VDF

"Who's on First??" No, that's a LEFT pattern!! I don't know! Third base.

C172...



Sep 26, 2013 - VDF

Emergency landing - streets, dirt roads, telephone poles, high wires, obstacles

C172 — N733UJ...



2012

Cascade Locks State Airport KCZK - Airport Wishlist Item

On sim I was searching around for short runways and fun unusual places to fly, ...



Editorial Summer 2012 - By Sim Or By None

Delays in otherwise constant flight training 

Once again with living in Italy, I'm...



Nov 6, 2012 - TPF (> CLW > TPA > TPF)

Tampa-Clearwater Refresher Tour

C172 — N1033A — Peter O Knight Airport, Tampa, FL — ...



2011

Editorial Dec, 2011 - A Flight School that Holds You Back

IT'S NOT ME!!! - A flight school that holds you back...

One reading this...



Dec 12, 2011 - HWO - SOLO!!

Solo.... Almost dark, raining with winds gusting 25+mph

C172 — N821SD — North Perry...



Dec 12, 2011 - HWO

How important is Trim? Expertise vs Ability to Teach

C172 — N821SD — North...



Dec 10, 2011 - HWO

The Formula for Lift.... NOW?????

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, FL — ...



Dec 08, 2011 - HWO

Nude Beach - How does this help me land??

C172 — N821SD — North Perry...



Dec 7, 2011 - HWO

Perfecting the Pattern - Tips I Use

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, ...



Dec 6, 2011 - HWO

Pegasus and Inspiration

C172 — N821SD — North Perry Hollywood, FL — T&Go's, Go-Arounds, ...



Dec 1, 2011 - OPF > HWO (night)

Scrooged and The 3 Spirits of Xmas Flying

C172 — N66213— Opa Locka > ...



Dec 1, 2011 - TMB > OPF (night)

"Unable" to comply (with ATC)

C172 — N66213— Tamiami > Opa Locka (second leg) ...



Dec 1, 2011 - HWO > TMB (night)

How Birds Fly

C172 — N66213— North Perry Hollywood, FL > Tamiami (first leg) ...



Nov 30, 2011 - HWO

Trim! The plane flies itself!

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, FL — ...



Nov 29, 2011 - HWO

Avoiding birds - Tough choices for immediate reaction 

C172 — N821SD — North Perry...



Nov 28, 2011 - HWO

Death by Touch & Go's / If I could do it all over again... Train Uninterrupted!

C172...



Nov 23, 2011 - HWO

Who's the real Turkey?? — Thanksgiving Touch & Go's — Artificial Intelligence stands no chance against Natural...



Nov 22, 2011 - HWO

Logging Multi-leg XC Flights
(Ref: StudentPilot.com – revised for length)

C172 — N821SD — ...



Nov 17, 2011 - HWO

More Touch & Go's...

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, FL — T&Go's, ...



Nov 16, 2011 - HWO

More Touch & Go's...

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, FL — T&Go's, ...



Nov 14, 2011 - HWO

More Touch & Go's... "Airspeed / Aimpoint / Centerline"

C172 — N821SD — North Perry...



Oct 24, 2011 - HWO

Endless Touch & Go's — Why??

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, FL...



Oct 21, 2011 - HWO

Heading Indicator vs Magnetic Compass - Let's play Pin the Tail on the Donkey Student Pilot...



Oct 20, 2011 - HWO

Checklist Logical Flow - Idiot Check - Ground Flying

C172 — N64238 — North...



Oct 15, 2011 - HWO

Training Intensively - This is the life! The Ideal Routine for any student pilot...

...



Oct 07, 2011 - HWO

ABC's over Florida swamps - Alligators need love too...

C172 — N66213 — North...



Oct 05, 2011 - HWO

Welcome to HWO! All Skyhawks are White?

C172 — N66213 — North Perry Hollywood, ...



2010

SUA Witham Field – Stuart, FL - Airport Wishlist Item

"Hey Dad, just happened to be flying in the area..."

Here's another airport I...



2009

Apr 22, 2009 - CRG - Cozy Mark IV

Joystick... For Real!

Cozy Mark IV — N149DM — Craig, Jacksonville > (DAB Daytona...



2007

Editorial July, 2007 - The Pilot Marries his Italian Gal

Getting married and relocating to Italy tends to delay flight training...

I have no...



2006

Editorial Nov 18, 2006 - Towered vs Non-Towered - Saving Time

Towered vs Non-towered; Time saved getting in the wind - The idea is the plane...



FlightSim X-Gold

MS Flight Sim X-Gold

New version finally out. Pretty nice scenery and ATC is...



Sep 25, 2006 - Sporty's Private Pilot Course

Ground School Revisited

Well out with the old, and in with the new. This...



Oct 20, 2006 - SNA

The Shaguri Japanese Ninja 3-finger Hold

C172 — N96353 — Santa Ana > (practice...



Editorial Nov 1, 2006 - Instructors, Good and Bad

Is it because they're Ex-military??

What gave me irritating chafe on today's flight, and...



Nov 19, 2006 - SNA (night)

Night Flying; The Pinnacle of Flying

C172 — N54538 — Night Flight, Santa Ana...



Nov 18, 2006 - SNA

Wing Drops and the E6B Flt Computer Whiz Wheel

C172 — N608DL — Santa...



Nov 17, 2006 - SNA

Stalls at 6000ft vs Stalls at 500ft - Time of Descent

C172 — N65835...



Nov 16, 2006 - SNA

3 Dangers; High / Hot / Heavy

C172 — N608DL — Santa Ana > ...



Nov 11, 2006 - SNA

CFIT; Controlled Flight into Terrain - a classic Oxymoron

C172 — N54538 — Santa...



Oct 27, 2006 - SNA

Slow Flight - Hanging the plane on the prop - The great turtle escape

C172...



Nov 10, 2006 - SNA

Fog; The Dragon's Breath - VFR vs IFR

C172 — N608DL — Santa Ana...



Oct 25, 2006 - SNA

To Fly, or Not to Fly? That is the Question...

C172 — N54538 — ...



Nov 8, 2006 - SNA

Altitude with Attitude - More Stalls of all Flavors and C172 Vspeeds

C172 — ...



Oct 19, 2006 - SNA

Evil Private Jet from Hell - Taxiway Incursion

C172 — N96353 — Santa Ana...



Nov 4, 2006 - SNA

Morse Code and more Dutch Roll Madness

C172 — N608DL — Santa Ana > ...



Oct 12, 2006 - SNA

The Takeoff is THE most dangerous part of any flight.

C172 — N54538 — ...



Oct 05, 2006 - SNA

Class C Nightmare - Clearance Delivery Simplified - C.R.A.F.T.

C172 — N54538 — Santa...



Nov 3, 2006 - SNA

Lost Procedures, Visibility and Curvature of the Earth

C172 — N608DL — Santa Ana...



Sep 29, 2006 - SNA

Pitch, Power, Rudder, Trim

C172 — N65644 — Santa Ana > (practice area) — ...



Nov 2, 2006 - SNA

Stalls; What's the worst that could happen, right? Go Around!

C172 — N608DL — ...



Nov 1, 2006 - SNA

Methods of Flight

C172 — N608DL — Santa Ana > (practice area) — Performance...



2004

FlightSim 2004

MS Flight Sim 2004

 Still simming! They did a great job with new scenery, ...



2003

Jun 15, 2003 - SZP > WHP

Tight Pattern / 4 Stacks

C172 — N7245T — Santa Paula > Whiteman — ...



May 17, 2003 - CMA > WHP

Fly-In's

C172 — N7245T — Camarillo > Whiteman — Basics — .6hrs

Flight...



Apr 06, 2003 - SZP > WHP

Six Flags Magic Mountain

C172 — N7245T — Santa Paula > Whiteman — Basics...



Mar 22, 2003 - TSP > WHP

"Oh, am I boring you??"

C172 — N7245T — Tehachapi > Whiteman — Basics — ...



2002

FlightSim 95, 98, 2000, 2002/Pro, 2004, X/X-Gold, X-Plane10

MS Flight Sim and X-Plane

4000+ hours and counting

Why?

Instruments, navigation, ...



Dec 4, 2002 - Cessna "Cleared for Takeoff" Private Pilot Course

Cessna Ground School

In my humble opinion, I feel Cessna did a great job...



FlightSim 95, 98, 2000, 2002/Pro, 2004, X/X-Gold, X-Plane10

MS Flight Sim and X-Plane

4000+ hours and counting

Why?

Instruments, navigation, ...



Dec 28, 2002 - SNA

Dutch rolls. Try not to get sick or spin. ;)

C172 — N65835 — ...



Dec 28, 2002 - SNA

You can already land?? Really.........?

C172 — N65835 — Santa Ana > (practice area) ...



Dec 4, 2002 - SNA > VNY

"Yes, have the plane waiting at the apron for me..."

C172 — N96808 — ...



Mar 25, 2002 - VNY - R22 Helicopter

Leonardo da Vinci would be proud. So let's see if you can hover first flight? ...