It’s Sprint… and a fine day to fly

Posted on March 30th, 2006 by

Standing in front of our hangar, I can see the whole world — or at least my little portion of it. As late afternoon gives way to early evening, it is a good place to be. The March sun is... Continue Reading →

I like… getting ready for fly-in season, touch and goes and the search for perfection

Posted on March 2nd, 2006 by

I like fly-ins. The anticipation and the excitement of the journey are nearly as tantalizing as the event itself, especially the first fly-in of the season. Continue Reading →

That time of year

Posted on February 2nd, 2006 by

I’m not certain how it happened, but aviation-wise the first of the year has become a very busy time for us. This year, annuals, medicals and insurance renewals all fall in the first quarter, and this pilot/owner-operator is rather overwhelmed... Continue Reading →

A grand dame

Posted on January 5th, 2006 by

Death is a natural process. While hard for some to accept, it is the inevitability that every living thing must face. Death can take many forms. Quick and sudden or long and lingering, for some it is a tragic force... Continue Reading →

Red Flags

Posted on December 8th, 2005 by

I’ve experienced and learned a few things since I earned my PPL, especially during the time I’ve owned my Luscombe. One of the most important is that I know that I will continue to learn as long as I continue... Continue Reading →

Red goes to school

Posted on November 3rd, 2005 by

The other day, I was sitting in my dirty truck patiently waiting in the pick-up line at Clayton Elementary School when I heard a rooster crow. Loudly. My first thought was that I had finally lost it. When the rooster... Continue Reading →

Mind, body and soul

Posted on October 6th, 2005 by

Today, I turned 43. Continue Reading →

One bad apple

Posted on September 8th, 2005 by

I find it ironic that shortly after our successful Airport Appreciation Day at Pickens County Airport in Jasper, Ga., a local “”professional”” pilot found the ear of the managing editor of the Pickens “”Progress,”” our local source of news, gossip... Continue Reading →

Yeah me!

Posted on August 4th, 2005 by

It’s hard to believe another year has rolled around since Pickens County’s first Airport Appreciation Day. We were more prepared this year, having laid a lot of the groundwork last year. We knew our target audience. While we invite everyone... Continue Reading →

Lucky — Nope, make that blessed

Posted on July 7th, 2005 by

I’m not one to whine. Well maybe I am, but this year has been challenging for us, to say the least. Several of our family members have decided that the Pearly Gates hold more appeal than this rat race on... Continue Reading →