Author Archives: mcjonesqwe

About mcjonesqwe

I'm an aviation student at Eastern Kentucky University. I love flying and learning about aviation. I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and I'm staying on campus in Richmond for school. I'm on the GlobalAir.com scholarship blog team and logging my flight training on Chasing FL180.

Flying Westward

After having flown to most of the well-known airports in range of Richmond, I had an itch for adventure. So on the next flight, I chose a random airport called Effingham County Memorial (1H2) an hour and a half west … Continue reading

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Knoxville, Tennessee

Last Wednesday I walked out of class to a windy, gusty day with only four or five hours to complete an entire flight. As I thought about where to fly, I remembered hearing in the past that Knoxville was a … Continue reading

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Chicago Dupage Airport

Last week was Spring Break for Eastern Kentucky University. I worked the weekends, and went home for a couple days-never expecting to have a day off to fit a flight in. However, I got lucky and the last Sunday before … Continue reading

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Cruising at 9,000′ vs 31,000′

Last week I found myself cruising over the Smoky Mountains at the minimum en route altitude. At first, I was unhappy with air traffic control for only allowing me to fly at this lower altitude. I did not want to … Continue reading

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Flight to Peachtree Dekalb

When I think of a busy airport, I think of parallel runways packed with constant departures, expensive aircraft filling loitering the airspace and ground, and a radio frequency with no more than a second of silence. I experienced much of … Continue reading

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Flight to Pittsburgh, PA

A couple weeks ago, I was staring at good weather to the north, and my “wishlist” of airports to travel to. It just so happened Horace and I had the Seminole for the whole day, and Pittsburgh was about two … Continue reading

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Flight to Evansville, IN

Last week, one of EKU’s two Piper Senecas broke down, and simultaneously Horace and I wanted to fly that Saturday. Unfortunately, Adam (my roommate) already booked the other Seneca for his own buddy flight with Jeff. This would have put … Continue reading

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