Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SMAC104 Owen Zupp, Inspirational Aviator from Down Under

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Jabiru and RAAF FA-18

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Carl, Sean, and Victoria are here with our special guest Owen Zupp from Australia! Owen loves to fly for the airlines and is also passionate about General Aviation. Thank you to Plane Crazy Down Under for hooking up Carl and Owen.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Trip of Choices - Part 2

Sleeping puppy number two
In my previous post, I had turned around and landed due to instrument conditions. Instead of arriving in upper Michigan, we were putting the plane away and deciding what to do with our Labor Day weekend. Meanwhile, my brother who we were supposed to pick up along the way, started the drive to upper Michigan. Not ready to give up, we looked at the weather again and determined it was doable in the Glasair since Bob was instrument current and we had on board weather. We unloaded the Cessna and had to go home to get the keys for airplane #2 and our weather map.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Trip of Choices - Part 1

Every time you go to fly, you make a choice. The main choice is to go or not to go. From that is the depth of your preflight, what weather you're willing to go through and around, how much fuel you leave with, how thorough your walk around is. Each choice can have a different outcome and a chain of choices can unfortunately lead to an accident. This weekend was full of choices and hard ones had to be made to avoid such a fate.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015