Your connection with the sky

Flying to Oshkosh, Part 2

, November 29th, 2011

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Leaving Wyoming was such a relief! We were tired of fighting the wind, high density altitude, (12,500’ DA over Cheyenne) and taxiing 10 minutes for take-off on 10,000’ runways. Although the hills of South Dakota were gnarly, there was a feeling that we’d left the worst behind. Read More >>

Airshow Pilot Training: Why It Matters to You

, November 16th, 2011

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On Sunday 6 November, I rode along with The Hoppers, a four-ship team that flies the Czech-built Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatross.  It was a one-day practice session that took place at various airports across northern Illinois. I shot the team’s promotional video over the course of two days at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival in July.  It was overcast with low visibility both days for the initial shoot.  Read More >>

Wake Turbulence Avoidance

, November 10th, 2011

What is Wake Turbulence? Well, most simply put wake turbulence is the vortices coming off of the wingtips of aircraft. It's a by-product of lift. So only when the nose wheel of that particular aircraft leaves the ground is it creating lift therefore producing wake turbulence or wingtip vortices. Wake turbulence also descends and moves with the wind. This is why it is so important to know where the wind is at. Read More >>