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My 4 year old son’s first flight lesson

As some of you already know, my son and I have flown together a few times.
On Saturday the plan was to meet my friend Frank at the airport and follow him in his Cirrus SR22 up to Orange County KMGJ to drop off his airplane for it’s annual inspection. Long story short, he had mechanical problems and couldn’t make it, so Steven and I ended up going for a little “flight lesson”.
I had to edit some things out to keep the video at 15 minutes, but you get the idea.
Enjoy and please leave your comments.
Some thoughts on my son:
As long as he has the desire to go for it; he has a great opportunity to do some really awesome things in his life. As with any parent, I act as his guide and hope he finds the path that suits him best. I am planting seeds already. I ask him “do you want to fly F18s or F22s?” He answered me after this flight.. “Daddy, I want to fly to the moon” 🙂

Airspeed and Altitude control two schools of thought

As some of you are aware, there are two different schools of thought when it comes down to how we think about controlling airspeed and altitude in an airplane.

Some refer to it as Navy vs Air Force. I find that over the years I have become the “Navy” type of pilot.

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ForeFlight Mobile HD iPad Review

My review of ForeFlight Mobile HD for the Apple iPad. Please feel free to add any comments or suggestions below.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jeppesen Mobile TC iPad application review

My review of the Jeppesen Mobile TC iPad application.

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Amanda Michelle (Younkin) Franklin 3/14/1986 – 5/27/2011 Click for information on Amanda