A Flight to Tulsa

I finished the FAA-required 40 hours of flight testing just before Thanksgiving, and then did some night pattern work to regain my night currency. With those items complete, I was all set to give a ride to my first passenger: my lovely fiancĂ©e, Lyndsey. The weather forecast was looking gorgeous,…

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First Flight!

After several trips to Walter Aviation in Perry, Iowa (KPRO), to regain my currency and practice tailwheel operations, the weather finally looked good for a first flight attempt. Dad and I met at the hangar at about 0630 and began a thorough preflight. Preflight Meditations Shortly after 0700, there seemed…

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Boone RV Day

One fine summer Saturday morning, Tom, our EAA Tech Counselor, invited me and Dad to ride with a flight of three RVs to Boone, Iowa (KBNW) for the annual WC Aircraft Works Boone RV Day fly-in. Who could refuse an offer like that? Here are a few shots from the…

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Walter Aviation Cookout

Earlier this month, I moved back to my home state of Iowa. In my search for somewhere to do a little tailwheel flying, I discovered Walter Aviation at Independence Municipal Airport (KIIB). Dad and I decided to head up there one fine evening to attend their weekly cookout. Nope not…

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Van's Aircraft Tour

Dad and I flew to PDX yesterday to take a tour of the Van's Aircraft factory in Aurora, Oregon (KUAO). Thanks a bunch to Joe Blank, our fearless guide and RV tech support guru, for an exciting and informative morning. Dad at Headquarters Dad and I arrived at Van's airport…

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