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URL :http://www.myflightblog.com/
Filed Under:Hobbies / Aviation
Posts on Regator:156
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Archived Since:April 25, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Dreams Take Flight at Chicago Air and WAter Show

The Chicago Air & Water Show is back for another year and better than before. In 2013 the annual airshow, the largest free airshow in the country, was missing the fire power of the military acts as a result of...

Blue Angels Headline 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show

The 2014 Chicago Air and Water Show will roar back to life this week. The 56th Chicago Air & Water Show will feature the return of military acts that missed last years show due to sequestration. Crowd favorites The U.S....

Pilotage in a Digital Age

When was the last time you were lost in a General Aviation aircraft? The thought of it is quite frightening. However, not too long ago it was not that uncommon to be "lost" or as I would prefer to say...

Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Review

As a pilot and father to twin four year old's the opening weekend of Planes: Fire & Rescue, the second movie in the Planes Trilogy, was a day we have been looking forward too for some time to come. A...

Flight Training At Its Best: Al Waterloo

It seems every aviation site and magazine continues to discuss how Flight Training is broken. Travis Ammon of Simple Flight wrote an interesting post, "Lets Quit the Blame Game" earlier this year about how the industry needs to stop focusing...

Making the Best of a Marginal VFR Day

It had been a while since I had flown, so to get current, I booked some time with Simple Flight CFI Extraordinaire Al Waterloo. Our goal was to go out and do a biennial flight review flight (BFR). However, when...

Missed by History: Jerrie Mock The First Woman to Fly Around the World

Quick, name the most famous female aviator of all time? Of course your answer was Amelia Earhart, a revolutionary figure in aviation with a tragic story to boot. However, I contend that Jerrie Mock should have been in your decision....

San Francisco Seaplane Adventures

I think all pilots, subconsciously or not, gravitate towards airports. We can't keep our eyes from focusing on overflying airplanes and following them to airports, or at least that is what I do. While visiting San Francisco this past weekend...

2013 Year of Flying in Review

Typically my annual review is focused on the hours logged. This past year I feel I was as invested in general aviation as I have ever been, that being said my hours spent as PIC don't necessarily reflect that. Coming...

Aviation Adventures: Planned and Unplanned

Aviation Adventures come in both the planned and unplanned variety, as illustrated by my most recent flight. Every August since 2005 I have covered the Chicago Air & Water Show for MyFlightBlog and a few other media outlets but in.....

Jim Cornelison to Skydive & Sing National Anthem at the Chicago Air & Water Show

Jim Cornelison well known for his emotional renditions of the National Anthem at Blackhawks games will skydive into the Chicago Air & Water Show. Cornelison, will be be the guest of the All-Veteran Parachute Team and join them for a...

Art Nalls and the Sea Harrier at the Chicago Air and Water Show

Think you will miss out on the roar of jets this year at the Chicago Air & Water Show? Think again. Art Nalls plans to pilot the fastest aircraft in the 2013 Chicago Air & Water Show, the Sea Harrier...

My Old Friend the Piper Archer

The majority of my flight time this summer was spent getting checked out in the Sky Arrow, a fun little two seat pusher aircraft that had joined Leading Edge Flying Club about a year ago. Unfortunately, soon after getting...

Interest in Airshows Is In a Free Fall

There is a strong discussion going on over at AirFacts in regards to a recent article asking "Are airshows dying?". The sad reality is that I think there is little to debate, interest in airshows is in fact declining. There...

Geico Skytypers To Make First Chicago Air & Water Show Appearance

The 2013 Chicago Air & Water Show will feature several new acts in 2013 including the Geico Skytypers. The team will fly an 18-minute low altitude precision performance showcasing the performance of their six SNJ-2's, best known for training the...

No Thunderbirds at the 2013 Chicago Air & Water Show

In March the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled their planned appearance at the 2013 Chicago Air & Water Show as a result of sequestration cuts. Just days ago it was announced that the Thunderbirds would resume training thanks to the...

Flying the Sky Arrow 650

Last year a new member joined my flying club, Leading Edge Flying Club, and brought with him a 2004 Sky Arrow 650 TNS to expand our fleet. I was immediately intrigued by this aircraft the first time I saw it....

Flying with the Monticello Flying Club

I am such a huge advocate of the General Aviation community. Since becoming a pilot in 2004 I have been amazed by how open and friendly the aviation community is. Whenever I visit new places I try to seek out...

Flying Club Scholarship Receives 126 Applications

Several months ago I joined forces with three other Chicago based pilots to form Ground Effect Advisors and to offer the first ever scholarship to help create a flying club. We realized that there is a need across the country...

The Classic Flight Bag Adds a Touch of Class to the Cockpit

Paul Lemley, a fellow pilot, was dissatisfied with the quality of flight bags available on the market. At first he settled for what was available. Then finally decided he would solve the problem and build his vision of the perfect.....

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