Author Archives: Gerard

The unique private pilot perspective: too much water?

My wife, Margreet, and I had the privilege to fly one of our Piper Archers over a drenched Sacramento valley. We flew from Lincoln to Willows, had lunch at Nancie’s diner, and flew back over the Oroville dam. The Oroville … Continue reading

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Meet our Mooney N6351Q

Acquired by PGAA in June 2016, our Mooney M20F is the fastest and most complex airplane in our fleet. The 200 hp, fuel injected engine turns a constant speed prop, and the gear is lifted by a bullet-proof Johnson bar. … Continue reading

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Great Day at Lincoln Airfest

The Lincoln Airfest attracted a lot of local aviation enthusiasts and interested members of the local community. Lots of pics and videos here. PGAA as there, displaying Foxtrot, one of our Archer IIs, but Whiskey, our Cherokee 6, slightly outside the … Continue reading

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Come see PGAA at the Lincoln Airfest

This Saturday, June 11, is Lincoln Airfest, a great aviation event at the Lincoln Regional Airport. PGAA pilots will be there to chat about what it is like to be a PGAA member, answer any questions, and show off at … Continue reading

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The ADDS Flight Path Tool and an Example of Use in IFR Go/No-Go Decision Making

Early 2015, I found myself flying an Angelflight from KOAK to KSMO on an IFR flight plan in N2875Z, flying into deteriorating IMC conditions as I approached socal. KSMO was reporting VFR with 4200 ft ceilings and 4 miles visibility, … Continue reading

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Trying out a folding bike in an Archer

Test driving the folding bike – how it rides, how it folds, and how it fits in the back of an airplane. All are remarkable. This is a Dahon Boardwalk. It’s a single speed bike with coaster brake and a … Continue reading

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Share for Sale Update

Share for Sale Now is a great time to join PGAA A quick update from your favorite Lincoln, CA based flying organization. First, we have welcomed two new owners to our organization – we are growing and getting stronger. Second: … Continue reading

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PGAA September Newsletter

Fellow Aviation Enthusiast, Here are some updates from PGAA. In this installment, you will find some updates on our annual owner meeting, updates on our fleet, updates on available shares, and more: Share for sale We currently have 15 pilot/owners of our fleet … Continue reading

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Short video of an Angelflight in light IFR conditions

Flying a Angeflight passenger from Van Nuys to Sacramento Mather in cloudy weather in Zulu. Some actual IFR as you can see. Music in the background is played by the Rocklin High School Jazz Band.

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2 Camera Video of Uneventful Arrival in Lincoln with our Cherokee-6

Had some fun editing two separate video streams into this 2:45min video. Used Cyberlink PowerDirector 12, which I bought for myself as a belated birthday present.  

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