ATP CTP Training in a CRJ700 at FlightSafety International

This year one of my goals as a pilot is to complete my ATP training. The first step in becoming an ATP rated pilot is to complete the ATP CTP training. Since FlightSafety International in Atlanta, GA offers this course with 10 hours of level D sim time in a CRJ700, I knew this was where I wanted to go.

FlightSafety International happens to be just a short walk from the Signature FBO at the Atlanta Hartsfield International (ATL) Airport, so what could be more convenient than to fly myself in my Beech Bonanza from my hometown airport of CID to ATL! Hope you enjoy this short version of the adventure I enjoyed in March!

Apr 25, 2019

P-51 Mustang Ride at Sunset - Mason City Third Thursday

This is why you should never miss a Third Thursday fly-in at the Mason City (MCW), Iowa airport, you might just score a P51 Mustang ride at sunset with legendary pilot Doug Rozendaal!

What a thrill - the throaty sound, the smell, the speed, and so incredibly smooth behind 12 cylinders. If you've always wanted to see what it's like to ride in such an incredible WWII warbird, then watch this video!

Mar 22, 2019

Planning an Annual Inspection for a 55 year Old Beech Bonanza

One of the things I find most enjoyable about owning my Beech Bonanza is the maintenance planning side of things. Yes I love to fly it and travel in it, but for some reason I really geek out when it comes to planning maintenance.

Recently I decided to take a shot at trying to make a video about my upcoming annual and document some of the items I plan to have adjusted/replaced/upgraded. Hope you enjoy the video and learn something in the process!

Jan 3, 2019

Flying Blind - Why VFR Pilots Get In Trouble

Ever heard of 178 seconds to live? My friend Martin Pauly and I went out for breakfast in his A36 Bonanza and we decided to make a video demonstrating him flying "by the seat of his pants" to see how long he could fly before getting into an unusual attitude.

Martin is an in extremely high time, experienced, and skilled pilot, and yet it took him about 3 minutes (180 seconds) before we were in an unusual attitude. Watch the video

Dec 22, 2018