Monday, March 30, 2015

The Path to Instrument Currency

In October 2007, just several months after become a private pilot, I earned my instrument rating. Shortly thereafter I delved into the world of commercial pilot training and my instrument rating has not been current since. It's easy when your husband is a pilot as well. Besides the good old "time and money" excuse, I can easily pass on the flight to my husband when the weather gets below VFR minimums. However, I have been ready to take those controls again for quite some time and no longer want to use Bob as a crutch. Many years later, I am finally on the path to instrument proficiency!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SMAC092 – Is It Time to Fire Your Flight Instructor?

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Victoria said she no longer needs a special issuance medical certificate!

Eric has a shout out for one of his students named John who earned his Private Pilot's License today!
Eric also said a big "thank you" to Women in Aviation and JetBlue, who paid for four of his students to attend the Women in Aviation conference in Dallas, Texas. You can check out the pictures of John and the students who attended the conference at their Facebook page.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Time Flies!

Ooo last week was the anniversary of the day Bob and I met. Happy Meetaversary, Bob! Time flies!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Well, they have my sky art beat!

I had written previously on some GPS sky writing I performed for a scholarship application (and won!) but this pilot took it to a whole other level: Bored Pilot Draws Penis on Flight Radar with Private Plane. Touche! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

An hour to spare? Hit the air!

Ever since it started warming up and the sun started to shine, I would look up to the sky on my walk to my parking garage from work and say "I need to go fly!" I'm sure you have had the same exact feeling this past week. The excitement of spring as the snow melts, knowing you won't be shaking during pre-flight or trying to get the cabin heat at the right temperature. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Turbo Learns to Fly!

Here you have it! The great reveal of book two in the Turbo the Flying Dog series, Turbo Learns to Fly! In book two, Turbo does exactly that under the guidance of his flight instructor, Olive. But while Olive is teaching Turbo to fly, she learns a lesson as well! That even though she is a girl, she can be a great pilot! Keep checking back for updates and look forward to Turbo Learns to Fly on bookshelves this summer!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Flying the Frozen Niagara

I'm sure you've seen the pictures around the net of the partially frozen Niagara Falls. I told Bob that we absolutely had to fly up to see those before they started to melt any more. A quick call to our friends Kyle and Tara, and we had a couple to split the a falls-view hotel and all the fun with!

Monday, March 2, 2015

SMAC091-Nancy Spielberg producer of “Above And Beyond – The Untold True Story”

Carl Recently interviewed film maker Nancy Spielberg, Producer of the feature length documentary Above and Beyond. Carl replays the interview before the team opens for discussion.

Listen to episode 91 of the Stuck Mic AvCast here!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Learning about aviation, animal rescue at Paws and Planes Day


Conor Greenfield, 4, makes a paper airplane at Paws and Planes Day.
Conor Greenfield, 4, makes a paper airplane at Paws and Planes Day.

In spite of a snowstorm this past weekend, children from the Frederick, Maryland, area got a chance to climb into an airplane, fly a simulator, and meet a flying dog.

That would be Turbo the Flying Dog—a mixed-breed pooch whose owners, Victoria and Bob Zajko, adopted him from an animal rescue in West Virginia. The Zajkos flew Turbo to his new home in their Glasair in 2012, and he has been a constant aerial companion ever since. Turbo’s adventures inspired Zajko further, and she and friend Kelly Kennedy collaborated on a children’s book, Turbo the Flying Dog.