Category Archives: Flying

Airline Ticket Prices Are Wacky

I just returned from a trip to Australia and Japan. When I first priced the trip, it looked like it was going to cost about $6,000 traveling on the most discounted economy fares. However, there was one routing that stood … Continue reading

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TSA PreCheck – No Waiting, No Undressing

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a new program, called TSA PreCheck, that allows certain trusted travelers to pass through security without removing their shoes, without removing jackets, without taking laptops out of briefcases, and without taking liquids out … Continue reading

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Test Flight

Usually I have some destination in mind before I depart on a flight, which is pretty much required for proper flight planning, but today I took off with only the objective of testing my headsets. Along the way I ended … Continue reading

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Justice Served

I posted earlier about a break-in at my home over the holidays. A lot of electronics and flying gear were stolen, and I figured they were gone forever. However, I got a call from a detective at the Fort Worth … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Flight Review

I have a flight review today. They are required every two years, but I have not had one in 5 or 6 years. What gives? You can meet the requirement for a flight review by taking a check ride for … Continue reading

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Flying pictures from this weekend

Flew from Fort Worth to Brownsville this weekend and went to South Padre Island for sightseeing. There was a pretty good south wind – about 40kts at 3,000 feet – so the trip down took about 4 hours while the … Continue reading

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