Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Turbo's Oshkosh

Hi! This is Turbo! I am taking over my mom's blog to let you know that she is trying to get all caught up and will give you her rundown of Oshkosh shortly! While she was away at EAA AirVenture she was quite busy selling aircraft insurance as well as books one and two of the Turbo the Flying Dog children's book series. She says thank you to everyone who stopped by to see her. While she was rushing around, I enjoyed a flight to and from Grandma's house with my dad in the Glasair!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Can you believe it? This is the 100th episode of StuckMic!

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LongIslandSunRiseVictoria, Larry, Rick, Sean, and Carl are all here for the 100th episode! A special guest Tom Wachowski of the Private Jet Podcast is here. Tom has been a guest on episodes since the 80's (show number wise) and flies corporate jests for work and model planes for fun.

Pre-Flight Checklist
  • Air Venture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is July 20-26. Victoria and Larry will both be there, Carl is trying to go. Victoria will be in the Insurance area and have books 1 and 2 of Turbo the Flying Dog. Get $2 off the book when you get an insurance quote. The books are also now available on Kindle. Check out Turbo the Flying Dog on Facebook and Instagram for updated photos.
  • Carl flew to Havanna for the first time this week! The country is beautiful, but the runways and airport area are a bit "rustic."
Cruise Flight
For this 100th episode, we asked you to send us your centennial events in aviation such as 100th landing, 100th hour, etc.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Turbo Learns to Fly Releases for Oshkosh

Through a children’s book based on his life, a furry pup has been inspiring future young aviators. In Turbo the Flying Dog. The second installment of the series, Turbo Learns to Fly releases July 20th, just in time for EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.
his first “tail” rescue dog Turbo overcomes his fear of flight in order to reach a new home in

In December 2012, Victoria Zajko, a commercial pilot, flew to adopt a puppy from a rescue in West Virginia. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Turbo is more than comfortable around an airport and demands the attention of fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts everywhere he lands. To date, he has logged 89 hours of flight.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Can you name a female pilot other than Amelia?

This past weekend, I had a family reunion. On one of the rare, quiet mornings, a family member and I were enjoying some time reading on the deck in the sun. We exchanged book titles and I explained that I was finally getting to a book I had wanted to read for quite some time, Three-Eight Charlie about the first woman to fly solo around the world: Jerrie Mock. 

"Amelia Earhart didn't do that? That's the only female pilot I know of," he responded.

I chuckled, used to people only knowing about Amelia Earhart, a woman pilot who had achieved many great things, but so often spreads a shadow over her amazing female pilot counterparts. I politely explained Amelia's accomplishments compared to Jerrie's then continued on with my reading. Later, however, it got me thinking how I can't stand it bothers me when people call me "Amelia" or how often remarkable women of aviation's past are forgotten in exchanged for the mystery of the missing Amelia.

I would like to challenge my readers to comment below and share: 

1. a present female pilot they admire
2. a past female pilot who would make a good role model for future women pilots
3. if you are a female pilot, tell us a bit more about your aviation journey
4. Share this post to keep the comments growing

With just a moment of your time by posting a comment below, maybe we can open the world's eyes to a few more women pilots! 

Friday, July 3, 2015

SMAC099-Laughs, Loops, and Rolls

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Carl, Rick, Sean, Larry and Victoria are here for this 99th episode!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Oshkosh Offer: Discounted Aviation Children’s Book with Insurance Quote

Soon, thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts will gather on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI for the 2015 EAA AirVenture. Featuring over 10,000 aircraft and a daily airshow, Oshkosh is the place to be in July! Are you ready for all that it has to offer?

The pilots and agents at Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) are getting excited to meet current and new clients at friends at the world’s largest airshow. Visit our booth in Building A, #1120 to receive the best aviation insurance rate and an Oshkosh-only special offer!

Special Oshkosh Offer:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Turbo the Flying Dog Now Available on Amazon Kindle

At two years old and weighing in at a lanky 24 pounds, rescue dog Turbo has logged more time in the air than most people. A children’s book based on his life was released in paperback in December 2014 and is now available in digital form through Amazon Kindle.

In December 2012, Victoria Zajko, a commercial pilot, and her pilot husband flew from their home in Maryland to West Virginia to adopt a puppy from local rescue. Turbo was the only appropriate name for the pup, who took to flying right from the beginning. Turbo loves to be in the air and demands the attention of fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts everywhere he lands. Zajko says that Turbo is closing in on his 100th hour logged in a plane.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Dusting off the Plane

The poor Glasair has been sitting alone, unused in the hangar for far too long. Bob has been busy with work and I've been flying the Cessna for training. Today I literally wiped the dust off the plane and Bob and I took our four legged navigator with us. After days upon days of nothing but rain, many other pilots had the same idea, too. Frederick was decently busy for a weekday and the sky was smooth as we flew up to Harpers Ferry, circled around and returned back to Frederick. It felt good to fly together again and we can't wait for life to slow down so flying doesn't keep taking a backseat again.