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Check out day three! https://youtu.be/agFDI1NyASs
Hanging out in Grand River Brewing waiting the day out so we can get back on the road. Check our video! https://youtu.be/SY-ZVTA9S_4
Glen and I decided this year to jump on our motorcycles and explore the countryside prior to hitting up AirVenture. What a great ride, except for the almost constant rain and a front wheel bearing on my Virago that decided to give out at the 500km mark. Stranding us in Grand Rapids, MI [...]
With Oshkosh quickly approaching we thought it would be a good idea to pass on some hints and tips for enjoying the show. If it is your first time this stuff will come in very handy, and for returning veterans there may be something useful to improve the experience. Oshkosh is big! There is a [...]
While instructing, one of the lessons I have learned over the past several years is to always expect the unexpected. On one particular day I was conducting a flight check in our Citabria with a pilot who I had never flown with before. He had about 50 hours of tailwheel time and a further [...]
Learning the art of tailwheel flying is both challenging and rewarding. It increases your skill sets and makes you a better pilot. Tailwheel flying can open up new opportunities and allow you to explore areas in aviation that have numerous tailwheel aircraft, such as aerobatic, bush/outback, classic, warbirds, and homebuilt. Glen Oliphant discusses the techniques [...]
With flying, it's often the small things that will hurt you, and this is doubly so in a taildragger. In the past several years, I have seen certain common mistakes that are imperative to avoid. Tailwheel aircraft can be unforgiving and challenging machines to fly, and perhaps this is the reason why I enjoy flying [...]
In the next few blogs we will take a look at learning how to fly a tail wheel aircraft. This year Air Venture will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Piper Cub and once again J-3’s will be gathering for a mass arrival at Oshkosh. It really is quite a sight to see. The [...]
Before we talk about high time engines, lets recap our last two posts. We discussed time between overhauls (TBO), since major overhaul (SMOH), and since top overhaul (STOH). You now know that engine manufactures establish a recommended time between overhauls and that this time is usually engine running hours and/or calendar time. For example [...]
Last week we looked at the term "since major overhaul" (SMOH) and discussed a few tricks when reviewing classifieds. We also discussed engine hours and the time between overhauls (TBO). We learned that a low time engine, one that has low hours SMOH does not necessarily mean that the engine is healthy. Other [...]