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The Airplane Kid

A aviation flight student shares his passion for aviation. About Evan Krueger

TSA Large Aircraft Security Program

January 21st, 2009

Sorry for not keeping everyone posted about the TSA's public hearing.  Due to the nasty weather, slippery roads, and delayed trains, I was not able to make it out to Chicago.  I did however write a short essay about the matter and submitted it electronically as a public comment.  I am also going to send a letter to my local congressman about the issue.  Below is my reasoning why the TSA's Large Aircraft Security Program is a bad thing: Read More >>

Sticking it to the Man

January 15th, 2009

It’s not very often we have our opinions on government-related things heard.  It is even more rare that anything is done about an opinoin.  I feel very lucky and excited to be able to share my opinion to not only other people  but to express it to people who can do something about it.  On Friday morning, I will be heading to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chicago to attend a public hearing regarding the TSA’s new security program for “large aircraft” and the airports that host them.   Read More >>

My Very First Solo

December 22nd, 2008

On my drive home from the airport, I was trying to create some clever way to disguise my big accomplishment but I was too distracted by the feeling of logging Pilot in Command time that I simply couldn’t focus on cleaver writing strategies. Read More >>

Wind, Wind, and More Wind

December 16th, 2008

Saturday was supposed to be a nice calm day.  One where Dana and I could work on some light crosswind landings and maybe even get me up in the air solo.  Although I am bummed I didn’t get to get to solo, it was definitely the right decision.  I got to the airport around nine ready to work out some crosswind landings but instead got a nasty surprise.  Read More >>

Going up tomorrow

December 9th, 2008

Hello everyone.  Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be going up tomorrow for a lesson with Dana.  I was hoping to go up today, but the snow is a little heavier than I originally thought.  Happy Flying

Evan Krueger

Lesson 10: Stalls and Such

December 1st, 2008

God do I love flying.  I got the opportunity to go up today despite a tight work schedule.  That is one thing I really love about flying at Westosha: their flexibility.  I talked to Dana last night about flying and he said that he would keep a slot open for me if I got the opportunity to go flying. I got to the airport, preflighted the plane, then returned to the flight office to brief on the days flight.  Today was all about stalls.  We focused on the most common situations where stalls occur: the traffic pattern. Read More >>

How’s Everyone Doing?

November 21st, 2008

Hello everyone!  Let me start off by saying how happy I am to be blogging for AOPA and  Both are awesome resources for pilots, student pilots, and people interested in learning to fly.  Let me start of with my name.  My name is Evan Krueger and I am a student pilot.  I am a sophomore at a high school just a little North West of Chicago, Illinois.  Aviation is my number one passion in life by far.  I love the feeling of traveling in three dimensions.   Read More >>