Author Archives: Gerard

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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RAM mounts for iPhone and iPad Mini in Cherokee 6

  I received my new RAM mounts in the mail this week and went to try them in the Cherokee-6. The positioning worked well with not obstructing the view outside too much (at least at my 6’3″) while still being … Continue reading

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Some things I never knew about the Piper autopilots

I flew with a friend to the Bay Area in Foxtrot today. It was a beautiful day, and I took the time to experiment with the standard autopilot a bit – the original Century II single axis wing-leveler. After 18 … Continue reading

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Sacramento Area through the Eyes of our French Exchange Student

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This was an introduction to general aviation for our exchange student. She loved the flying and really enjoyed seeing the area where she had gone to school and had fun from above.                 … Continue reading

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PGAA Plane Wash and Landing Challenge

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PGAA Owners and alumni got together to do the traditional scrubbing of the airplanes. It was a very hot day, but the hose and gazebo provided some releave from the burning hot sun. Rick organized a delicious barbeque when the … Continue reading

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Some cool new pictures of Archer N3047F

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Airplane Camping at Georgetown, California

We were looking for something fun to do during the holiday weekend, May 25, 2013, and as we found all hotels at most places booked full for the holidays, we thought we would try our hand at airplane camping again. … Continue reading

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Sunset Flight to Oakland

One of the perks of being a PGAA member is that when a nice moment is there, we can just go flying. Case in point: Margreet and I took ‘Zulu’ on a really nice, romantic sunset flight, with a touch … Continue reading

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Aviation Weather for the Day After Tomorrow

New addition, with thanks to Dan Hill for pointing this out: This site of the California Nevada River Forecast Center, which is part of NOAA, provides surface analysis forecast for a whopping 16 days in 6 hour intervals. As of this … Continue reading

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