Category Archives: Flight

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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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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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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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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Video: Breaking out on Top – Marysville to Lincoln IFR

Departed Lincoln IFR today to meet Tony in Marysville for a flight review. A cold front passed by and we had constantly changing weather. After the flight review, I flew back IFR to Lincoln and recorded the flight with my … Continue reading

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Video: Touring PGAA’s N3047F around the Sacramento rea

Using a new Gopro camera, we created this quick video flying back from Sacrament Executive to Lincoln. After a ‘low approach’ (aka. Fly-by) we landed just before sunset. In editing, we added a little bit of speed to make it … Continue reading

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Gerard and Jeff going hard IFR

It was looking like a good ‘easy’ IFR day yesterday – 3000+ foot ceilings in Lincoln, slightly less going North and West – and I thought it would be a good idea to use this rare weather situation to get … Continue reading

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December 22, 2010 – IFR Flight with Cherokee-6

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