Fuel Critical While Trying to Beat a Storm Into Chicago

My girlfriend and I had just spent a week in Cape Cod visiting friends and family. It was our first long distance flight in my Piper Cherokee, and things had gone fairly smoothly so far. I had made the trip the previous year and learned from the mistakes I made, ensuring that this time I brought a tarp to cover the airplane and prevent the water logged radios that plagued me on the last trip. But on the flight back things were about to get much more interesting.

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Flying Around the Alps

I just recently checked something off my bucket list that I had honestly thought would take me a lot more time to get around to doing, namely acting as Pilot In Command for an aircraft flying around the Alps during the winter. This was an amazing experience, and something that every pilot should try to do at least once in their life, in my opinion. I’ll try to document as much of the experience as possible here in a couple articles to hopefully make it a little easier to check this box for y’all as well.

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Go Wheels Up Airshow at San Marcos, May 3 – 5, 2019

It seems like I’m the last one to know about cool air shows in the area, so when I heard about a new air show happening in San Marcos this coming May, I wanted to make sure I shared the good word as far and as wide as possible.

This is the first time this group has put on an air show, but all signs point to it being a potentially huge success. From the high profile acts they’ve signed up to the great central Texas location they’ve secured it sounds like a blast. Here’s the details from their about page:

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Garmin Pilot Android versus iPad

There used to be a question about whether Android or Apple iOS based devices were the best to buy when looking for an Electronic Flight Bag or EFB. For the moment that debate seems to have been settled with the iPad clearly winning, but Android tablets are still a less expensive and attractive alternative to the increasingly expensive Apple devices. So the question then: if you go Android, are you missing anything?

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Flight Review: Main Cabin Extra Row 20 on American’s 777-300ER

For my 30th birthday my amazing wife bought me an afternoon in the Concorde flight simulator at the Brooklands museum just outside London. Being based in Austin, Texas however meant that we needed to book a trip to London. My wife already had enough miles to meet her status goals for the year on American, and after doing the math we figured that a round trip in economy would be enough to get me to crack that dollar spend requirement as well.

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Review: MyGoFlight iPad Kneeboard Sport Case

There used to be a pretty big contingent in the flying community that thought flying with an iPad or electronic flight bag was a recipe for disaster. These days that opinion seems to have flipped on its head — an iPad is pretty much required equipment for every flight. The trick is finding a way to keep that iPad stationary and visible during flight. One of the best things I’ve found is MyGoFlight’s iPad Sport Case

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