Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Best Laid Plans…

Flying from Fort Worth to Texas A&M for a basketball game combines two things I really enjoy: flying and watching Aggie sports. The weather last weekend was beautiful, one of the club’s planes was available, and A&M was playing Oklahoma … Continue reading

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Lake Worth Rising

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has received 4.27 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. That is a record 24-hour rainfall for the month of January, and it has caused record flooding as well. Lake Worth has been a few … Continue reading

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IFR Flight – College Station to Fort Worth

I flew from Easterwood airport in College Station, Texas to Meacham airport in Fort Worth, Texas yesterday. There was a fairly low overcast ceiling at both airports at the time I wanted to leave, so an instrument flight rules (IFR) … Continue reading

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The Rooster Crows at Dawn…

and takes off carrying a man shortly thereafter.

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Reamde

I read the new Neal Stephenson novel, Reamde, over the holidays. It is less intricate than other recent Stephenson novels and more action-oriented. In other words, it is more Snow Crash than System of the World. What caught my eye … Continue reading

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Webinar or live meeting?

I attended two aviation-related events the past two days. On Tuesday evening I attended a webinar, Abnormal Procedures for General Aviation, hosted by the FAA FAAST team and conducted by flight instructor Gene Benson. Tonight (Wednesday), I attended a seminar … Continue reading

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Customer Service

I went out of town between Christmas and New Year’s and my house was vacant. At some point during that vacancy burglars broke a window in my house, entered, and removed a television, home theater system, iMac computer, Dell Latitude … Continue reading

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