Welp, the boys of mild ridiculousness are back at it. We planned to meet promptly at 8ish with Seth taking the first training shift. I was to take time to review for ground-school, as there has been an unfortunate gap since my last training session. Everything went according to plan. Seth arrived a bit after […]

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Homeward Bound

We’re back at it! We got the news Monday evening that our little bird was ready to be picked up. In true form, Seth was on it. Plans were rearranged, our CFI was begged for help, and our meet-up time was chosen. 5:40pm. We met up close to 6. Typical. But we were off! The […]

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This Whole “Flying” Thing…

Our stories of why we became interested in aviation are probably not very unlike many of the pilots out there today. For me, as a kid, I enjoyed flight simulators and always looked up eagerly at the sound of an aircraft engine, which would sometimes just end up being my neighbor’s lawnmower. I enjoyed the […]

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Ice Ice Baby

FINALLY… The crazy 7+ inches of snow is mostly gone and we are able to get back out to the plane. Which is a good thing – she needs some electrical work done. What’s not a good thing? Ice. Ice on the wings is bad news bears. Like, this ice is worse than the vanilla […]

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Keeping it cool

Well it is official. On a 19*F January day, we formally kick off our flight training. The plan is fairly simple. Schedule 3 days a week knowing the weather will hate us sometimes, and then time it so that one of us has a lesson in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Tada! […]

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That time we bought a plane…

It isn’t every day you leave to pick up your first plane… Honestly, I don’t think either of us can believe it is happening. With Seth back in town from his gallivanting in the Caribbean, and with two very experienced pilots to whom we already owe a lot (but who still seem to make some […]

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180 in a Cherokee 180

If you read our last post, you’d know that we are in the process of shopping for a plane. We have big news coming on that soon! But for the moment, we just need to get back up in the air. Enter Curt, our local enabler based out of Whisky17. And this is his beautiful […]

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Looking at a plane

You spend any amount of time looking in to flying and you’ll encounter a question as contested as Av-gas vs. Mo-gas: Should you buy a plane? The answer lies in spreadsheets, and then more spreadsheets, and then your mate reorganizing your spreadsheets because the layout drives him nuts. Of course, the ‘right’ answer is: It […]

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