$67.80 per hour for a C-172? Huh?

Posted on September 16th, 2014 by

How’d you like to rent a Cessna 182 for $110 per hour? Or a Cessna 172 for $67.80 per hour or a Cessna 150 for $51.76 per your? Oh, and those rates include fuel. Did that grab your attention? Ohio... Continue Reading →

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I just saw my future — I hope

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by

The young lady in the photo is my oldest daughter, Savannah. An hour before I snapped this picture, she thought we were driving five hours to Spokane for a little father-daughter bonding at last month’s AOPA Fly-In. Nope. Friend, General Aviation... Continue Reading →

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Fun shout-out from BoldMethod

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by

BoldMethod offers online training courses and a daily aviation blog that helps all pilots learn to fly and keep skills sharp. Their blog is informative and often quite entertaining. But Friday’s blog post, titled “6 Things You Can Do With General Aviation... Continue Reading →

Video: Way too close

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

While not general aviation, this video shows in moving pictures a near collision as a result of a runway incursion. Continue Reading →

BackcountryPilot.org: 400-hp Zenith CH801

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

A Ford V-8 400-horsepower Zenith CH801 is not all that common. Want to see, and hear one? Hop over to BackcountryPilot.org to read Zane Jacobson’s great write up and watch smartly edited video. Continue Reading →

Idaho Aviation Expo set for May 16-17

Posted on May 11th, 2014 by

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The annual Idaho Aviation Expo, May 16-17 this year, is once again taking place in the 30,000-square-foot Aero Mark hangar at IDA. Admission is $10 at the door, but I’ve got some “Free Admission” tickets. Send me... Continue Reading →

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How I Did It: Cirrus Aircraft’s Dale Klapmeier

Posted on May 4th, 2014 by

I read a good many “How I Did It” type stories in various business magazines. It is always interesting to learn that “now successful” business operators struggled with the same challenges I, and many others, struggle with. So when I... Continue Reading →

10,000 miles in an LSA in a month-and-a-half

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

BOISE, Idaho – From one end of the United States, and back, to the other end, and back. Paul Leadabrand of Stick & Rudder Aviation flew his Kitfox S-LSA from Boise to Lakeland, Florida, for the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In and back to Boise... Continue Reading →

Touch & Go: Perspective matters

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by

I’m excited to see what comes of the future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones. There is a great deal yet to learn, and ways UAV technology will scale up to the benefit of all aerospace. Of that, I... Continue Reading →

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For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →