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Strange places airplanes have landed*

Feb 19, 2019  

I started thinking about all the weird things associated with aviation. Remember a previous article that I wrote where Michel Lotito spent two years in the 1990’s eating a Cessna 150, including the upholstered leather seats and the tires? I got to thinking about places planes have landed. I started Googling and found a few places on the water that […]

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Annual meeting 2019

Jan 28, 2019  

The FNL Pilots association held their annual meeting January 19th. Steve Wolf started the meeting by going over the vision statement. It states, “The FNL Pilots Association supports general aviation at the Fort Collins-Love land airport by advocating on behalf of its local pilots in the use of development of FNL.” It was brought to his attention that the with […]

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Uber for planes

Jan 28, 2019  

Private flight has always been associated with the rich, (haha). It’s like owning a horse. The horse is the cheap part. Then you have to have a place to keep it. Tack, feed, vets, horse trailer, truck and on and on and on. Same with an airplanes. So what if you could find a way to subsidize such a hobby? […]

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Santa’s last Christmas

Dec 14, 2018  

A soft rap at the door went unanswered. The rap came again, this time more insistent. Still no answer. Rapping even harder, the third time got an answer. “Go away!” the voice said. Murray opened the door a crack and peeked his head inside. “No!” repeated the big booming voice. Murray entered the room and watched as the big bodied […]

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Steve Dillman and the fire fighting helicopter

Nov 21, 2018  

Steve Dillman is the pilot and has worked for Helicopter Transport Services for 3 years. He started taking lessons in the summer of 62 and paid for his lessons by hauling hay and setting irrigation pipes. He also worked at a service station at night. He worked for an air taxi outfit flying F77 Tiger on fire work in 63-64-65. […]

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