A flight up the Maine coast

This afternoon I took Kirsten, Hayley, and Jenna flying. I preflighted the plane at the Portland International Jetport (KPWM). Just after my run-up and taking runway two-niner for departure, I texted Kirsten to leave for Biddeford (B19). When I got to Biddeford I did my requisite three landings before taxiing to the ramp (I hadn’t […]

Squawk 7600!

Adam and I went flying yesterday. Adam likes aviation, is intellectually curious and isn’t overly nervous; he’s an ideal passenger. The weather was perfect for a flight over Maine’s rugged scenic coast: a high scattered cloud layer, little wind and lots of blue sky. I did the weight and balance worksheet and we got an […]

Flying With My Sexy Stewardess

Yesterday I completed my flight review, which made me more anxious to fly. I wanted to get in the air to scrape some of the rust off my piloting skills. I knew any time that passed from my dual-instruction flight with Marcia would be deleterious. Today’s weather was perfect for flying: few high clouds, light […]

Flight Review. Check.

Until yesterday I hadn’t been the pilot in command of an aircraft for 2,156 consecutive days. I always wanted to fly, but when life happens flying is always one of the first things to go. Lately life has been smiling on me brightly. Time, then, to fly. On May 13th I got my third-class FAA […]