https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/06150637/210-on-grass.jpg 439 757 Jerry Tobias https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Jerry Tobias2019-10-09 09:13:122019-10-09 10:10:07Omaha to Tel Aviv in a Cessna 210
Jim and I talked further about ferry procedures, the probable route and the likely departure date. I was grateful then, when at the end of our lunch, he agreed to accompany me on the trip. I had about two thousand hours of over-water time by then, but all of it was with four engines at high altitude.
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With 30 hours of taildragger time in Brian’s logbook and 25 hours in mine, we focused in on an early model 150 hp Decathlon, and in January, found a promising 1975 example for sale. Challenge number one: we live in Surrey and Langley British Columbia, Canada, and the Decathlon was located in Kitchener, Ontario (CYKF), some 2,000 miles as the crow flies.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/06171533/AF-Montana-feature.jpg 280 520 Joseph Kirwan https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Joseph Kirwan2015-08-26 21:32:132015-08-27 09:08:16It’s all about the journey – a father/son flight for the ages
The purpose of the trip was to see the prize that waits at the end of a hard journey. To show my son how all the work and effort will pay off. At school. With flying. In life. And, to spend some time alone, just the two of us, before competing pressures and the passage of time naturally pull us physically apart.
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"I think I might fly the BE-18 a few minutes next week. If you want a sneak peek, the left seat is yours…” Dan said in a Facebook message to me. It didn’t take long for me to say that I’d be there if I could. You know, as long as the world didn’t end or something.
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Sometimes life lets you make the most of an opportunity. With my friend's new house near Chino Airport, I could offer this trip in about two and half hours total travel time, with two of those hours in the air in a Piper Arrow II. There was the opportunity: a trip made-to-order for a VFR pilot.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/06172940/AF-Jack-Brown-Cub-feature.jpg 280 520 Graf Hilgenhurst https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Graf Hilgenhurst2014-09-19 13:55:292014-09-19 13:55:29The most fun I have ever had in an airplane
A Piper Cub is the essence of seat of the pants flying, with a stick, a throttle, and practically nothing else (OK, there is a tach, altimeter, magnetic compass, and airspeed indicator if you can see them through your instructor). It’s as close to being a 1920s barnstormer as I’ll ever get!
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/06173024/AF-Catalina-feature1.jpg 280 520 David Cook https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg David Cook2014-09-03 13:34:412014-09-03 13:40:58Coast to coast adventure: Virginia Beach to Catalina
Our trip started off at Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG) in Chesapeake, Virginia. This adventure was planned as a father-daughter trip for some much needed bonding time. Plan A was in effect, which was to be gone nine days and visit some very prestigious locations or a pilot’s bucket list of places to fly to.
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Dawn lit the eastern sky as the Skyhawk’s engine came to life. I was about to begin a journey that would be as epic for me as the flight across the Atlantic had been for Lindbergh. At age 61, I was flying from Galion, Ohio (GQQ) to Winter Haven, Florida (GIF).
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/06173108/AF-Ivory-Coast-feature.jpg 280 520 Larry James https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Larry James2014-08-11 18:05:412017-09-06 13:47:35Back to Africa
"We never fly too much above 500 feet around here," Michelle said as we began the climbout from the grass strip at the Kosrue Aero Club. "I know it seems low but remember we don't have any mountains to worry about."
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/06173141/AF-grand-canyon-feature.jpg 280 520 Neil Paton https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Neil Paton2014-08-04 11:42:132014-08-04 11:42:13Timing is everything – a Grand Canyon adventure
Last May, three of us decided to hike from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the South Rim in one day. Now this is a 25-mile hike, down about 15 miles and 6000 feet to the Colorado River and then back up to the North Rim another 10 miles and about 5000 feet; a challenging hike at the best of times but the real difficulty is the temperature.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/06173149/AFarchfeature.jpg 280 520 David Reinhart https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg David Reinhart2014-07-25 11:01:072014-07-27 22:07:20A sentimental journey
Sometimes only an airplane of your own can make a trip possible. My wife Christine and I proved this a few summers ago when we took our Cardinal on a whirlwind tour of half the country.
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Now that I have decided to allow my license to run out of hours and not renew, old pilot's reminiscences come to the fore in flying circles. But none of my subsequent flying has, for me, the excitement of my time over Africa.
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Well, this will likely be our last opportunity to see the some of the high points of sightseeing that are a convenient flying distance from Chicago. So, we each made our list of “must sees” and what emerged was this eclectic list.