In total, we’ve owned three Cessnas over the years. A Cessna 150, 172 Hawk XP, and a 205. While I remember flying in the 150, I believe we sold it before I got to fly it very much. The 172 and the 205, well, I wish I still had them. Both were great airplanes and I have many fond memories from both. [Read more…]
EVERETT, Washington – Puget Sound Flyers (PSF) is part flying club, part charity. For the first part, the club has three airplanes based at Paine Field (KPAE). For the second part, Puget Sound Flyers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides scholarships to children who survived cancer for post-secondary education. [Read more…]
The 36th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show took place in Puyallup, Washington, on Feb. 23 and 24, 2019. I call it a family reunion. I get to sleep in my own bed each night (the show grounds are just 21 miles from my home). Ahh.
It is fun to catch up with old friends (and meet a few new ones). [Read more…]
Few aircraft in the marketplace enjoy the storied history and delivery longevity of the Bonanza and Baron lines from Beechcraft.
Introduced in 1947, more than 17,000 Bonanzas have been delivered, in a continuous stream that has at times been reduced to a trickle. Nevertheless, the venerable Bonanza soldiers on. [Read more…]
Last century, as my Dad and I flew to Florida for SUN ‘n FUN from Washington state, we’d marvel at the ability to easily navigate hundreds of miles over unfamiliar terrain and then struggle to find the actual airport. With one glimpse of ForeFlight’s new Airport 3D View, those are days gone. Thankfully. [Read more…]
A lot can happen in 80 years. Indeed, a lot has happened since the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) was founded in 1939.
Events large and not-so-large dot the calendar. Putting those events into the larger context of the development of general aviation can be a challenge for anyone who has a busy life. [Read more…]
Do you want to go flying?
Is that a trick question? The sky out the window looked clear and inviting. [Read more…]