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I’ll Take the Czech: Sportcruiser Reviewed

, December 21st, 2009

In pulling the Czech-made LSA SportCruiser out of the hanger, the first thing I noticed is that the plane is so light that you can practically drag it to the next airport, instead of fly it.  But fly it you should.  The Sportcruiser is spiffy, fun, easy to fly, and quite capable of taking you places.

I have flown several LSAs and the Sportcruiser lives up to everything the category of aircraft should be.  I got checked out at Mid Island Aviation at Islip Airport on Long Island (ISP) and now have half a dozen hours in it.  ISP is a big boy airport, where you que up behind Southwest jets to take off.  So the first thing you'll discover is that, yes, you can fly an LSA out of an airport that sits in Class C airspace. Read More >>

Music and Aviation

, December 10th, 2009


My piece of Let’s Go Flying is about exploring the envelope of aviation.  And this is a little reminder that that envelope isn’t strictly limited to stall speeds and G tolerance.  Sometimes it’s about demonstrating that other instrument rating.

And, by instrument, I mean musical instrument.

I just returned from the convention of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in las Vegas.  Hundreds of men and women who spend the summer flying upside down for the crowds gather in December each year to talk about safety, marketing, organization, and where they’ll fly next summer. Read More >>

Choosing a Flight School

, December 9th, 2009

How to choose a flight school seems to be a popular question among upcoming student pilots.

More specifically questions like: What's the difference between Part 61 and Part 141? or How much does learning to fly cost?

When choosing your flight school it's important to know what to look for and have the proper questions ready to be asked and answered. Be sure to ask about ground school, look at their training aircraft, ask about cost, and take a tour.

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