Flight Training

Tucson Flight Training

I flew out via American Airlines on Thursday to teach for the Bonanza Pilot Training group. I sometimes forget how privileged we are as GA pilots so an occasional airline flight serves up a rude reminder. Our flight from Killeen to DFW was delayed by low ceilings which is fine with me except if I had chosen to fly the Bonanza, I would have not had any weather issues as the low IMC was local to...

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Home Sweet Home!

  I’m happy to be back in Gods country of Burnet, Texas.  After 9 month in the Middle East I realize how fortunate we as Americans are to live in not only a great country but, a gorgeous part of the world.  If your not familiar with the sights and scenery of Kuwait, find your nearest 5 foot by 5 foot sandbox, add a space heater and an industrial size fan and now you have seen and experienced the...

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Bouncing and Splashing with Herb & Liza

Liza Kummer and Herb Scott were here last weekend for some “Adventure Training”. We flew the Super Cub first on Saturday. Since both Liza and Herb already had their tailwheel endorsements we concentrated on some advanced techniques including landing really short and exploring some of the remote ranch strips in the Texas Hill Country. On Sunday, we moved to the floatplane. Neither...

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It’s “take a Kid Swimming” Time

Son Jeff is home for a few days and wanted to check out the float plane so we did a few splash and go’s before finding a great swimming spot. He took to it like a….well you know the rest. Alberto finished his training today and is scheduled to take his ASES checkride next week. We did emergency procedures, step turns and mooring practice this morning. We even found a concrete ramp...

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Float Plane Fun Times Two

Alberto Morales from Monterrey, Mexico, began his float plane training today, learning to perform “splash & goes”, step taxi, etc. After almost three hours, Alberto was done for the day, so I took Jeffrey Heyman who is instructing for me, and started his float plane training as well. We got to work on some glassy water as well as all the basics. Both students are doing great....

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Float Plane Training Begins!

Tomorrow morning we formally start the new Float Plane training course. Alberto will be here from Monterrey, Mexico as our first “victim”. The forecast is favorable so hopefully all will go well and he will be ready for his checkride by the end of the week. The Examiner is already scheduled so we need to make it happen. It should be fun! The last of the Alaska “No...

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