Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SMAC086 – Skywriting and The Most Memorable Moments of 2014

Listen to the full episode here.

The whole gang is here for the last new show of the year (hey, that rhymes!) including Turbo, the Flying Dog!

We start with some announcements. Eric has a shout out for Jason from Alaska (brrrr!) who despite setbacks is continuing to his work on his aerospace education.

Victoria announce that Turbo the Flying Dog book is now for sale click here: Turbo the Flying Dog (Volume 1)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Four Paws & Dog Breath on AOPA Live

Soon the fame may go to my little dog's head. Check out Turbo on AOPA Live this week:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Flying Under Your Christmas Tree...TODAY

If you are a dog lover, an aviation lover, have children, or are just a kid at heart, book one of my aviation children's book series, Turbo the Flying Dog was released today! You can order your copy online at www.TurbotheFlyingDog.com or on Amazon.com. My coauthor, Kelly, and I had the pleasure of being on the Fox Baltimore morning show yesterday to talk about the book. You can find it here. Bark, Bark and Away!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

AirplaneGeeks 327 Dogs and Drones

Woohoo! I am so excited to announce that I am on today's episode of the AirplaneGeeks podcast! It is always loads of fun talking with them. This time, the show went to the dogs and we chatted about Turbo the Flying Dog! Here's what to expect from episode 327:

Turbo The Flying Dog

Dogs and other animals that fly, an update on unmanned aerial vehicles, charitable aviation organizations that provide transportation to those in need, the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Wirraway, and flying GA in the US and Europe.

Monday, December 1, 2014

SMAC085 – When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Fly-In

Carl and Eric reporting live from the When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge and Warbird Flyin weekend LiveATC.net/SNF or visiting the Sun N Fun Website and clicking on theSun N Fun Radio button.You can also listen to the individual interviews from this episode at Chats From The Deck.
at Sun N Fun. You can listen to Sun N Fun Radio all year at 
A great place to listen to interviews with your favorite air show performers, historic aviation figures, and passionate aviators is by visiting Chats From The Deck. This wonderful resource is hosted by the volunteer chairman of Sun N Fun Radio Dave Shallbetter. Recordings include live interviews from the deck at Sun N Fun, interviews by volunteers reporting during the fly-in , and recordings from various live events throughout the year such as Aerospace Discovery.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ground Stars!

Ground stars was the description of a photo I posted from one of my two recent night flights. I am
certainly maintaining night currency days with the sun so low in the sky in the evenings. Friday night after work, Bob, his sister, Dana, and I departed for DYL to spend an early Thanksgiving with their parents.

It was an ideal flight, one pilots dream of: Clear. calm, and lights twinkling above and below. The 117nm flight took 1.3 hours and along the way I finally got to test out a the iFly GPS app on my Google Nexus tablet a bit more. I had used it in on my scholarship GPS skywriting flight, but it kept losing GPS lock which I was assuming because it was on my lap. I have yet to buy a mount and determined that even at yoke height it wouldn't keep signal lock. I believe I'll need to get a Bluetooth external GPS for it. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Daring to Be: GPS Track Writing Scholarship Flight

Recently I learned of the generous scholarship for 99s members called "Dare to Be Different". It isn't your typical scholarship, there was is no essay required and it did not contain a list of the usual requirements. The only requirement? Be different. Challenge accepted!

Below is my "application" for the "Dare to Be Different" scholarship. I decided to do my own kind of skywriting-with a GPS track! In case you cannot tell, my GPS track says Dare 2 B (adding different would have taken a lot more time). Someday I hope I can do some "real" sky writing to inspire someone with similar words that they can actually see in the sky. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

A Saturday Morning Flight

I had a remarkable flight yesterday! I wish I could tell you about it, but it's part of a little project for a scholarship. You will get all the how-tos and explanations and video soon-that's my project for today. So in the meantime, here are some photos of yesterday's flight:

Saturday, November 15, 2014