Monthly Archives: January 2015

Flying Right Along

This week has been pretty great. I had my stage check on Tuesday with Gary Harp. First we flew in the simulator which I thought was pretty hard. He made instruments fail, and made the weather low IFR. He was … Continue reading

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Instrument Stage 2 Check

So I was done flying my last lesson, and my instructor Anthony noticed something. I had been counting through the pages of my flight lab syllabus (each sheet is a lesson) and counted six or more sheets until the next … Continue reading

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Flying Well and Often

Sorry about getting out of sync with the blogs, I’ll be back with a normal post on Sunday. Since I got back on Thursday, I’ve flown three times. Friday night I was very rusty and it seemed weird to be … Continue reading

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Emergency Landing at Louisville International

There I was last night around eight-o-clock. I was sitting on my bed, firing up liveatc.net for the first time in months. I was in a flying mood, and wanted to listen to the UPS traffic roll in. Two minutes … Continue reading

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A Great Part of Aviation

So many things draw me to aviation: the view, the excitement, the challenge. However one thing in particular I’ve grown to love since becoming a pilot is the immense feeling of family. Every airport or FBO I’ve ever entered has … Continue reading

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The Winter Ahead

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails in my school inbox from Ralph Gibbs (chief flight instructor) and Mark Ferris (Safety director) about cancelled flight ops due to weather. It hasn’t just been about actual cancellations, but also guidelines … Continue reading

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Planes with Propellers are Sexy too

It seems to me that in the world of aviation today, the goal of every pilot is to “hit the big time” and fly a jet of some sort. While jets are amazingly cool feats of humanity (and I too … Continue reading

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