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About 80% of general aviation aircraft fly using Lycoming engines. Clearing the trees at the end of the runway. Leaving 4500ft for 6500ft. Maintaining airflow and generating lift across the wings. All are impossible without a reliable engine. Lycoming powers my training aircraft and so fuels my quest for a private pilot certificate. This blog is a record of my thoughts and experiences on life, flight, and learning.

10 August 2009

Flying Update

It's been pretty hectic at work recently, so I haven't had the time to update the ol' blog recently. I've been really busy at work, which is a good thing - business is picking up and we've got some good opportunities, despite the government's best efforts to squelch new ideas and free enterprise. So, I haven't been flying as much....so I'll try to update my few flights here in a jiffy:

Greenville, SC - not much to look at in the way of many photos during this trip, but I did get one of the building clouds over the Appalachians that was pretty cool.

Traverse City, MI - I actually flew up to TVC twice in a week's time. I was on vacation, but needed to travel back quickly for a meeting, and it was just plain nice to have an aircraft to tour all the beautiful lakes from the air. Unfortunately, the weather did not co-operate well, and I was not able to do much flying. Let's just say that 470DS got several redneck airplane washes from the passing rainstorms while sitting idle on the tarmac. Here's a few photos of the cool rainstorms during one of my trips up.

I also snapped a photo of the Maumee River south of Toledo as I flew over at 4500ft MSL.

Hopefully, things will slow down this fall, and I can get back into my IFR training. I'd really like to get that completed by the end of the year, but it's about 16 more hours of hood time and passing the written test before I'm ready to take that checkride.


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