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Archive for June, 2009

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009 (Upcoming Trip)

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About a year ago when our maintenance officer Ed asked if I would like to go to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh I jumped at the opportunity! So this year will be my first year at Oshkosh and I can’t wait. Read the rest of this entry »

A day at the airport Andover Aeroflex 12N (HD Video)

aeroflex450My flying club 150th aero flying club had our annual picnic at Andover Aeroflex airport 12N on Saturday 6/12/2009. The weather was bad over most of the state so flying our planes up to the airport was out of the question, but I did get the chance to take some shots of the Piper Cubs making their trips around the pattern using my new Cannon HF s10. If you live in the area and would like to check them out follow this link to the Andover Flight Academy. Read the rest of this entry »

Knocking off the rust

I haven’t flown an airplane since being laid off from my job of 9 years in early May. So I finally decided to get back up in the air. Maybe flying would dispel my “I don’t have a job” funk.

The plan was to depart from Morristown KMMU and make the short trip to Alexandra Field N85 for some landings and then play it by ear. The weather in the northeast has been a bit unsettled to say the least, so when I woke up Sunday morning to rain I wasn’t surprised. Hoping that the weather would improve I moved my reservation to later in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

My first flight in the Lancair 360

kslancair360 My first impression was “this ain’t no VFR training airplane!”. This was My first flight in Keith Smith’s (ks flight log) Lancair 360 and my first flight in anything faster than a Piper Arrow. Read the rest of this entry »

Owner of Sussex County airport admits embezzling FAA

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Steve Klaver/The Star-LedgerPaul Styger, owner of a Sussex Airport, in a 2002 photo.

NEWARK — The owner of a small airport in Sussex County pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $375,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Paul G. Styger, 87, who has owned Sussex Airport since 1953, told U.S. District Judge Jose Linares that he pocketed money intended for upgrading the runway, airfield and other facilities.

Under the terms of his guilty plea, Styger faces up to two years in prison based on federal sentencing Read the rest of this entry »

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