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Twitching Solitaire En Masse

In the past, I’ve been fairly hesitant about taking my two young children with me on longer birding excursions. I...

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An interesting article on leasebacks...

A Home Movie and a Flashback

Mentioned in prior entries before is a wonderful aviation read, Flight of Passage, by Rinker Buck. It chronicles the 1966 flight of two young boys piloting a PA-11 Cub, N4971H, from New Jersey to California and back. The book was written by one of the two participants, Rinker Buck, who is currently a staff writer for the Hartford Courant. Show More Summary

Still Kicking

The IFR Pilot and 2TB are alive and well. Only 34.3 hours of flying in 2010, and if the current weather patterns in Northeast Ohio hold true, there may not be any more flying this year. Hard to justify the economics of sole-aircraft ownership for that few number of hours. Show More Summary

Procedure Turn?

Why, yes, there is proof that we executed the PT at DALTS. See for yourself! Here's even more proof:

Garmin 480 Instruction?

Any recommendations for a CFII, preferably located in the Great Lakes or Mid-Atlantic, who can offer instruction on the intricacies of the Garmin 480 (nee CNX-80) GPS? A recent event-filled flight suggested that a day or two of intensive instruction with someone who knows this box in and out would be well worth the investment. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Video of Put In Bay Water Landing

Earlier today, there was an apparent water landing in the vicinity of the Miller Ferry Dock in Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island. The Miller Ferry helped rescue the passengers, all of whom survived. Kudos to the pilot!Watch this amazing video of the ferry and its crew coming to the rescue. Note also that the airplane sunk in less than the 2 minutes that this video lasts.

Back to the Skies

Today was the first flight I've taken since Mark passed away. It was a bittersweet moment, to be sure. He loved 2TB, thought it was the ideal platform for the missions that we had defined for ourselves. It will not be the same not having...Show More Summary

Spring Abounds

MS and the IFR Pilot are in Tallahassee for about 18 hours. Weather was crummy leaving the Home Base, had to stay VFR below the scud for about 30 minutes. Then, we climbed above it, and just south of the mountains, it was CAVU. MS spotted...Show More Summary

Make a Simple Wall-mounted Battery Organizer

When learning a new skill, like woodworking, it’s always nice if those first few projects produce practical, everyday things that become part of your daily life. Seeing them, using them, taking pride in them, inspires you to delve deeper into the skill and its greater rewards. Show More Summary

Washi Tape Pencil Flags

We’re gifting our teachers with a few fun pencils for the first day of school! It was fun to come up with silly things to say on our pencils, something to motivate both teachers and kids for back to school.... Continue Reading ? The post Washi Tape Pencil Flags appeared first on Make and Takes.

2015 Sinquefield Cup: Round #6

2015 Sinquefield CupAugust 23th – September 3rd, 2014 (St. Louis, USA)Round #6 – Saturday, 29 August 2015 1 Aronian, L ARM ½-½ Carlsen, M NOR 2 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 1-0 Topalov, V BUL 3 Giri, A NED ½-½ Anand, V IND 4 So, W USA 0-1 Nakamura, H USA 5 Grischuk, A RUS 1-0 Caruana, […]

Improving The Deadliest Rifle In The World: The M1E Series (Light Rifle, Part III)

This is the third part of a series of posts seeking to describe and analyze the 7.62mm Light Rifle concept promoted by the Americans, and subsequently adopted by NATO in various forms. This series will cover development from before World...Show More Summary

Time to Pull and Extract

The nectar flow appears to have run its course. My bees are still in robbing mode. If there is any uncovered honey or syrup around, the bees find it and are after it in big numbers. When bees display this robbing behavior, the nectar flow has usually stopped or has ended. Show More Summary

Pentecost River birding

On our trip to the north of Western Australia we took the opportunity to visit the Pentecost River, which is...

San Francisco – short of time and money.

Redgannet, the blog, has taken a back seat while 10,000 Birds does most of the driving and Mrs Gannet does...

How to Tie a Dumb Bunny

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

This week’s fly tying video features the Dumb Bunny, a pattern tier and videographer Tim Flagler says is “kind of a mash-up between a Zonker, a Clouser Minnow and a Rubber Worm, rigged Texas-style.”  The Dumb Bunny can be tied …

Tippets: Winter Tenkara, Science in Translation, Tying Nail Knots

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

Winter is right around the corner, and Tim Romano takes a look at one of the benefits of fishing tenkara through the cold season: no iced-up guides. Read more via Field & Stream. As Josh Bergan writes, science articles can … more ?

Fly Casting to a school of bonefish - Xcalak, Mexico

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Fly casting to a large school of bonefish on the flats of Chetumal Bay, Mexico.

Sunday Toona: Texas Flood Edition

2 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

On August 27, 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter crash. He was 35. Live at the University of California, Davis, CA; November 28, 1984. Very good stereo soundboard. Voodoo Child, Tin Pan Alley and Texas Flood embedded belo...

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