Aero - Aeronautics and Aviation

So You Want to be a Pilot An overview of getting a pilot's license with links to helpful sites to get you there.
A 2007 trip West Follow a flight west to the Rockies and Grand Canyon.
A 2021 trip West Colorado Springs, Leadville, Grand Canyon, Dodge City.
Fly & Bike For those of you with foldup bicycles, check these places to fly and bike. Some may be of interest for short hikes as well. View the list three ways:
  • Listing by State
  • Google Map of Trails
  • Google Earth kml file
  • AirGo You may find this handy general aviation stopover finder. It's a collection of restaurant, on and off-field, interesting attractions, and nearby hiking/biking trails.
    You can also open up my files in Google Earth using these kml files. Download, then click to use.
    AirGo.kml - All airports of interest
    AirGoR.kml - Restaurants
    AirGoT.kml - Nearby bike trails
    1947 Airshow These slides are from the 1947 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Airshow. A friend of mine found this set of slides. I digitized these for more people to enjoy.
    Passenger Briefing Provide your passengers with an airline style briefing card. Modify it for your aircraft to comply with 14CFR91.519.
    iPad Cooling Fan Keep your iPad cooler during those hot summer flights. Here's a DIY approach to making your own cooling fan..
    Operating Log This is a sample log sheet for operating hours, fuel gallons and cost to keep track of last top off, oil change dates, recording EGT/CHT readings, Datacard versions, and VOR Check per 14CFR91.171.
    vCheck Build a voice checklist for your aircraft. Step through your checklists with the push of a button.
    My Aviation Day Video