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GATTS day 4: all sorts of approaches, plus "Lady Liberty"

I’m writing this recap a few days behind, and by now honestly lots of the flying is a blur– so I may have missed a few details here and there. 801 more words



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My so-called “Boating Life” has been one big money pit – not much of a life at all.   1,329 more words

Powered Parachutes

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2014

It is nearly the end of August and we are back on the road after a lovely summer spent enjoying our Suffolk home. We usually spend large parts of the summer travelling around the UK but Kate wanted to spend more time at home this year, making the best of the garden and conservatory. 753 more words


GATTS day 3: DME arcs and Nebraska

First, I forgot to mention a couple of other things that Peter and I discussed in the day 2 classroom sessions. We talked about IFR currency rules (remember, kids, … 431 more words


GATTS day 2: ILS and VOR approaches

Day 2 was a busy day– by this point, I was settled into the apartment and was able to navigate around through Manhattan fairly well. We spent the morning in the classroom talking about various types of approaches, primarily ILS and VOR approaches. 431 more words


Database debacle: why aviation GPS systems are different

tl;dr: We’ve all been spoiled, and it’s Google’s fault.

All right, maybe it’s not entirely their fault (though I do love a good Google-bashing session), but the widespread availability of Google Maps put incredible price pressure on vendors of mapping data to drop their prices.  1,111 more words