Category Archives: Aviation

Aviation-related articles and videos.

Stratux for Newbies

A couple months ago I cut together several short instructionals on building and setting up a Stratux ADS-B receiver.  It doesn’t get into the weeds about building since it’s as simple as buying the parts and putting them together.  Most … Continue reading

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Critters in the Cockpit

A few days ago I opened the side cockpit door of my Cherokee 140 to find bird poop on the seats, floorboards and even some on the glare shield.  At first I assumed something got through the hole for the … Continue reading

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Paxcess Power Bank

I was really how well this power bank performed on a recent four-day camping trip out in southwestern Arkansas.  It powered my CPAP machine all four nights for six to eight hours each, partially charged my phone one night and … Continue reading

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Ammo Box Power Supply

This was a quick project made mostly from stuff I already had.  I had seen the small plastic ammo boxes at Walmart but never really needed one since I prefer the larger 50cal metal cans for storing ammo.  In any … Continue reading

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The Great American Eclipse 2017 at West Carolina Regional

It was a long day of flying but worth it.  About three and a half hours there and another three and a half back over mostly mountains and some weaving around clouds to stay VFR but we made it there … Continue reading

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Our flight to Shenendoah

Dominique is still getting used to the whole small plane thing so for her first bonafide cross-country trip we flew out to KSHD Shenendoah, stopped to stretch our legs, then back home.  In hindsight somewhere a little less scenic might … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Flight in my new Cherokee

This is a quick video I made of just having fun with my new toy about a week after I brought it home to KCJR.  Since then I’ve been mostly concerned with sprucing up the interior.  It used to be … Continue reading

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Winchester Area Flight

Flight from back towards the end of April after getting checked out in the Piper Warrior, basically just getting some experience as I was planning to purchase a Piper Cherokee or Warrior.  As of this writing I’m the proud owner … Continue reading

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First solo flight in a Piper Cherokee Warrior

Last friday was an awesome day for flying.  Almost no wind, beautiful sunny day, and a virtually infinite ceiling.  I got some practice in the Warrior at the Av-Ed flight school in Winchester in preparation for purchasing my own.  Video … Continue reading

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GoPro/Action Camera Airplane Mounting Options

These are the two mounts I use to mount action cameras to the outside of the three planes I currently rent (a Cessna 162 Skycatcher, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a Piper Warrior).  Both mounts are designed to attach to … Continue reading

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