Category Archives: Fly-y

It Only Looks Like A Cop-Out

(But it wouldn’t if I had Roy’s camera. And his talent.) AirVenture, Day 5 Today’s stint on the show grounds was more of the same – to be clear, that’s a good thing. Customers came to the booth in droves … Continue reading

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A Promise is a Promise

AirVenture, Day 4.1 I said that I’d post twice today, so here I am, about to fail to put the "fun" in "perfunctory": Be sure to keep an eye on Roy’s blog as well as mine. His latest post on … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, I Seem to Have Dropped Your Name

AirVenture, Day 4 After last night’s neuronic-jam-session of discussions, I was tired, wired, got to bed late, and slept poorly for all of two hours or so. I woke up with a nasty conversation hangover, and the whole day was … Continue reading

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Two Posts Tomorrow, I promise!

AirVenture, Day 3 As the title suggests, it’s late-ish, and I am absolutely drained. not so much because of the hour or the lean sleep schedule, but because of the sheer volume of communication I’ve been at the center of … Continue reading

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A Shiny New Object

Today, 7-8-07, Boeing rolled out the 787, their first all-new airliner since the 1994 introduction of the 777. Boasting a 20% increase in fuel economy, a 65% increase in passenger window size, and a 400% increase in internal humidity (no, … Continue reading

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If You’d Like to Learn More About Finland …

Why not ring Mr. Griffith, of Hemel Hempstead? However, if you’d prefer to learn more about my recent trip to Canada, have a look at my latest piece on the FSInsider website, right there on the Internets.

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Meanwhile, Back in the Present

Last week, I spent several days in 1941, flying the aircraft that were the backbone of Canada’s British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. At more than 230 sites, "the Plan" trained 131,553 aircrew from four nations. Had this not all taken … Continue reading

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A Blue Angel Gone West

Photo Courtesy of the Aero-News Network With all of the tragedies in the news of late, the loss of something so stalwart, so seemingly indestructible as a Blue Angel seems somehow unusually poignant. As of this writing, the Navy hasn’t … Continue reading

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I Get Too Many Magazines

My people aren’t available to provide the current monthly subscription count on such short notice, but last time I checked, it’s somewhere in the low-to-mid 40’s. Really.  The fact that I’m roughly three-quarters meticulous about keeping the stack organized and … Continue reading

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Oh, Come On!

Last night, I watched a bit of Top Ten Bombers on the Military Channel (formerly Discovery: Wings, RIP). One of the honorees, and rightly so, was the Avro Lancaster. While it was a little surprising that they didn’t mention the … Continue reading

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