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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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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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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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Aviation Weather for the Day After Tomorrow

New addition, with thanks to Dan Hill for pointing this out: This┬ásite 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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