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  1. wayneda40

    Flying Around Mexico 2024 (Part 1) - Planning

    Looking for our next flying adventure, Bill, Joe, and I plan a trip all around Mexico. In this first episode of the series, we overview our selection of locations and outline our flight planning. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  2. wayneda40

    Quick Tip: Pop up IFR Clearance

    We took off this morning into clear skies… but we all know that stuff happens. Let’s explore a few ways we can request – and receive – a pop-up IFR clearance. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  3. wayneda40

    FlyingDocs to Bahía Tortugas - Part 2: Clinic & Return Stateside

    We review our very successful clinic, and then take to the skies for the return stateside. Will we find fuel in San Felipe? Do the forecast thunderstorms materialize? Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  4. ApacheBob

    Flying from Chicago to Houghton in da UP on Friday

    We are planning a long cross country for Friday. Gas is $7 in Houghton, so we are considering a stop at Burlington, WI, for a fill up ($5 per gallon). Gas is $6.50 at KARR. However, it might make more sense to fill up at KARR before departure instead of taking the extra time for a gas stop...
  5. wayneda40

    FlyingDocs to Bahía Tortugas (Part 1)

    Today we’re off with 3 other aircraft for a Flying Doctors clinic in the Baja! For the outbound legs we’ll have a bit of headwind and localized buildups, clouds on the coast, and perhaps a lingering marine layer at our destination. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  6. wayneda40

    IFR Currency for Raymond (Full ATC)

    If you've seen my good friend Raymond on the channel before, you'll know why I envy his piloting skills. Today we observe Raymond flying the approaches and a hold he needs in order to avoid an impending IPC. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  7. wayneda40

    FlyingDocs to the Southern Baja - Part 2: Clinic & Return

    In our previous episode we flew three enjoyable legs to arrive in the southern Baja. Today, we get to work at the free healthcare clinic. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  8. wayneda40

    FlyingDocs to the Southern Baja - Part 1: Outbound

    Today we’re off to the Baja along with four other planes… to deliver a free healthcare clinic. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  9. wayneda40

    California to Carolina - Part 4: Back to California

    We’ve had a great flying adventure so far… let’s see if we can get home today. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  10. wayneda40

    California to Carolina - Part 2: Solo eastbound (day 2)

    Yesterday we made it halfway. As we awake to clear skies in Oklahoma, the question is: Can we reach our final destination of Charlotte NC today? Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  11. wayneda40

    California to Carolina - Part 1: Solo eastbound in 2 Days (day 1)

    A family urgency has us departing in the morning for Charlotte NC. In this Part 1 of a 4-part series we do some initial planning with ForeFlight Trip Assistant, prepare tentative routes and flight plans, and fly the first day’s legs to Winslow AZ and Elk City OK. Welcome aboard! Wayne...
  12. wayneda40

    Catalina: Marine Layer -or- Bison Burger?

    Let’s see if we get an opening in the marine layer today and make it into Catalina. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  13. wayneda40

    ForeFlight Quick Tips: Terrain Ahead!

    Are we going to clear those rocks?! ForeFlight has a number of terrain-related features that are indispensable for both new and long-time users. In this short video we illustrate real world examples of the Glide Advisor, Hazard Advisor with its new Altitude Slider, Profile View, and Synthetic...
  14. wayneda40

    IFR to Half Moon Bay (Part 1)

    Today Brian -- fresh off his Instrument Checkride -- shoots an approach to minimums. If you fly on the US west coast and are looking for Low IFR, Half Moon Bay (KHAF) is a pretty good bet. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  15. wayneda40

    ForeFlight Quick Tip: Where’s the Airport ?!

    Have you ever had difficulty spotting an airport? Many years ago on my first significant cross country and approaching Chadron, Nebraska — for the life of me I couldn’t find the airfield. Of course, appropriately humbled, I eventually did. In this quick tip we’ll explore a very simple yet...
  16. wayneda40

    Flying to Tucson & Mexico (Part 1): Steve, an Inventive Aviator

    Today good friend Steve and I are off on a 4-day jaunt for a LightHawk pilot get-together in Tucson. Clear skies and a headwind provide ample time to learn of Steve’s aviation inventions (AltAlert, NavAlert, Sky Connect) as well as his US-to-Europe crossing in a 182RG. Welcome aboard! Wayne...
  17. wayneda40

    ForeFlight & Garmin Pilot: Part 5 - Apples-to-Apples - Pre-Flight Santa Monica to Phoenix Gateway

    In previous episodes of this series, Jan and I were primarily in-the-air flying the aircraft… and therefore our side-by-side comparisons of ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot were somewhat limited by the practicalities of aviating safely. In this Part 5, we conduct a more controlled apples-to-apples...
  18. wayneda40

    Whale Migration... LightHawk Helping to Reduce Entanglement

    Today on a LightHawk combined IFR/VFR flight, we’ll be conducting an aerial survey of literally thousands of lobster and crab trap lines that endanger the migrating whales. Working with the Ocean Defenders Alliance, we hope to reduce the incidence of whale entanglement. Welcome aboard! Wayne...
  19. wayneda40

    Flying Alaska (Part 9) - Homecoming & Debrief

    From ice to smoke. After a great time in Alaska, now for the 3 remaining legs home. We’re expecting some smoke along the way, but for the first time in 2 weeks, no risk of icing! Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
  20. wayneda40

    Flying Alaska (Part 8) - Gustavus AK to Friday Harbor WA

    After our glorious Glacier Bay air tour, today we’ve got 2 legs back to the lower 48… with a big question mark for the 2nd leg… 3+ hours over hostile terrain -or- fuel stop and COVID challenges in Canada. Welcome aboard! Wayne, GeezerGeek Pilot
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