Tuesday, January 20, 2015

FREE Event: Paws & Planes

Turbo and I are hosting a FREE event at the Frederick airport connecting two of our favorite things: dogs and airplanes! Would you please consider spreading the word via our Thunderclap campaign? You can also join the event on Facebook here!

Friday, January 16, 2015

SMAC088 – Climb Via Clearance, Roadable Aircraft, and Instagram

Listen to episode 088 here!

Pre-Flight Checklist

Carl, Victoria, Rick and Eric are here, and everyone is cold!
  • We start with some announcements. Carl and Eric  will be attending the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.
  • You can tweet the show using the Twitter hashtag #asksmac.
  • Victoria said that Turbo the Flying Dog wants to invite everyone to the Frederick Municipal Airport for AOPA's Paws & Planes Day February 21st 9am-1pm. Turbo will be signing books and there will be about a dozen aviation related stations. The event is free, and kids that visit all the stations will get a free gift!
Cruise Flight

Monday, January 5, 2015

Great News!

Those of you that have followed my piloting journey are familiar with my struggles in having a special issuance medical. The ups and downs have been reported in this blog over the years. This summer, it will be five years since it all started. This weekend, I received what I thought was my new medical and authorization letter in the mail. My medical was there, however, it was replaced with a new letter: I no longer require a special issuance. What a wonderful New Year surprise! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

First Cross Country of the New Year

Since we spend Christmas at my parent's and New Years at home, it was time to pay Bob's parents a post holiday visit. We had intended to fly out to Pennsylvania Saturday morning and return Sunday. However, looking at the mid-day forecast on Friday, we knew that it was unlikely. Freezing rain and snow had been predicted for early Saturday morning, onward. So, it was determined that we would leave once I finished work Friday night.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

SMAC087 – Best of 2014

This episode features segments from the best of 2014, as voted by you the listeners and our staff!
Listen here!

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year, New Plane!

You know you started off the new year right when you get to experience some new wings. Albeit, I did not actually get some time at the stick, due to being blocked by carrying a camera with a big zoom lens, but it was still a great experience! You know it is going to be a great year when you get to start it zooming through the sky, an hour before sunset, spending time getting pictures of airplanes!