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Book Review: The Sky And I  by Ann Holtgren Pellegreno I just finished reading a startlingly superb book, The Sky And I by Ann Holtgren Pellegreno.  It was so good that, now that I'm ready to review it, I feel seriously inadequate. I'll try and quickly convey the...

[caption id="attachment_36475" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jacquie Warda/Extra 300[/caption]   Aviation lost a very good friend January 26, 2022.  Airshow performer and mentor, and supportive aviation-loving friend, Jacquie Warda sadly lost her battle with cancer. Jacquie loved life and had spent thousands of hours in her two favorite taildraggers,...

Aviation lost a very good friend January 26, 2022.  Airshow performer/mentor, and tenacious, supportive and aviation-loving friend, Jacquie Warda, sadly lost her battle with cancer. “Ladies, it’s time to fly” was Jacquie's moto, and that, along with her constant encouragement, inspired countless females to fly. We will...

We're 12 days into our Texas flying tour and having a blast. We're meeting lots of new people, pilots and non-pilots, touring museums, visiting airports, and usually eating what the locals eat. But at Day 12, we've really only seen a tiny portion of this...

Lady taildragger pilot selling antique aircraft project:  1939 Cessna C-37 Airmaster. "I have 2 sets of ailerons and 2 sets of tail feathers. Have cowling for both 145 and 165 Warner engines. Also have extra partial fuselage. No engine." [caption id="attachment_62490" align="aligncenter" width="575"] (Robert J. Pickett Collection)...

Continuing our month long flying adventure across the Lone Star State of Texas, today we met up with another passionate lady taildragger pilot, Andrea McGilvray. Andrea is based at Hondo, Texas, KHDO, a former Airforce base 40 miles west of KSAT, San Antonio. For someone who...

Departing the Gulf Coast yesterday from Mustang Island seemed questionable at best. There was early morning fog in surrounding areas, haze, and hit-and-miss IFR to the north and south. On the positive side, the sky was clear and blue directly overhead. The big question was,...

  A Month of Nothin' But Texas! Yesterday, this hot little RV7 found its way to Texas. Five GPSs, a 2-axis auto pilot, 3 glass-panel screens and 2 pilots managed to not-get-lost, to not-violate any restricted airspace all while having a darned good time.  It's day three...

I got very hungry in Arkansas today but happy to report, I found the fix.  Boyd and I headed towards Texas this morning in our bright & shiny, yellow RV7, for a full month of flying. We broke free of the midwest and are on our...