First Cross-Country Flight in the Taylorcraft

First Cross-Country Flight in the Taylorcraft

A couple weeks ago, Don asked if I could join him on a cross-country flight down to Austin, Minnesota on short notice. He had bought a part for a tractor of his and needed to pick it up. Greg, the guy he bought the part from had to be available and the weather had to...
Beautiful Evening Topped by Three Touch and Goes

Beautiful Evening Topped by Three Touch and Goes

This evening was a fantastic time to go flying! Got to stop in and visit Norb which was a nice surprise! First time out to his place. I’ve very lucky in that I get a bit of stick time whenever I go flying with Don. On several occasions now I’ve done a few approaches...
A Personal Milestone in My Aviation Journey

A Personal Milestone in My Aviation Journey

Today was not only a fun day but a bit of a milestone. Don came out to hop some rides in his airplane while I got some photos. Afterwards Don and I went up so I could get a couple after demolition photos of the school. I’ve been practicing taxiing pretty much every...
Another Day… & Another New Experience

Another Day… & Another New Experience

I am no longer a complete noob when it comes to ski-planes. My friend Don took me up in his Taylorcraft this evening! We had a solid hour of nearly smooth air except for a few bumps in and around the river valley. We flew over his house and a few friends of his...
Keeping The Snow Cleared

Keeping The Snow Cleared

Yesterday and today, I spent about 3 hours digging out from the snowstorm that dumped over a foot of snow. Locally, I estimate we got closer to 14″. Though we have some drifts over 3′ in depth. For Minnesota, that is quite a bit of snow to come out of one...