August 26, 2007

“Captain Bermudez!”

Bermuda! (August 2007) In 1505, a Spanish captain named Juan de Bermudez was on his way from Spain to other parts, and stumbled across some tiny […]
July 26, 2007

“Why Does God Hate Lancairs?”

“The Only Way To Damage a Lancair Is To Leave It On The Ground So It Can’t Get Away” (July 2007) Why does God hate Lancairs? […]
June 26, 2007

“The Sled from HELL!”

The Sled From Hell (June 2007) OK so my 2007 Corvette, when I first got it, started with a chugga-chugga-puUuUuUuUuRrRrRrR… just a nice smooth loping, purring […]
June 26, 2007

“Cirrus SR-22 Turbo Test Flight”

OK so right after I got a Lancair Columbia-400, Cirrus came out with the SR-22 Turbo… a plane to match the Lancair in performance, while maybe […]
February 27, 2007

“Lancair/Cirrus Comparison”

So, compared to the Cirrus SR-22, what is the Lancair Columbia 400 like? Well, as you preflight it, you see the Cirrus has a nice big, […]
February 26, 2007

“Longest Flight EVAR”

OK so I finished my work for PFC (Sacramento), getting the X-Plane 8.60 FAA-approved version of X-Plane tweaked just right for them, and then it was […]
February 25, 2007

“First Lancair Flight”

Lancair-school is pretty fun! My class poses in front of my new bird. The Lancair (oh… I am supposed to call them “Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing”) guys […]
February 23, 2007

“Final Cirrus Flight”

This is the log of my final flight in Cirrus 8141Q. As great as the Cirrus SR-22 is, after a while, getting into that airplane starts […]
March 26, 2006

“TFR Violation”

NOTE TO NON-PILOTS: A “TFR” is a “Temporary Flight Restriction”. It is an area of airspace, typically around the president or some other person, in which […]
August 26, 2005

“Thunderstorms at Night”

Flight Through a Tunnel of Clouds (August 2006) Coming East from Mojave to Texas at 17,000 feet, thunderstorms dominated Northern Mexico. It was becoming night, and […]
August 25, 2005

“The Space Trip”

Austin’s Adventure: The Space-Trip (August 20, 2005) (Note: This adventure not yet experienced. This is an advance-copy rough draft based on simulation in X-Plane. The simulation […]
August 24, 2005

“God’s Country August”

God’s Country (August 2005) The Meyer side of my family takes big vacations with all of us every year or two, and this time we decided […]
July 26, 2005

“Oshkosh ’05″

OK so myself, Randy Witt (my customer service guy), Anthony Booher (my military airplane-design guy), and a bunch of college kids from Iowa State headed out […]
June 26, 2005

“X-Cannes”

The Cannes X-Plane Conference (June 2005) OK so Steph Maurel decided it would be fun if a bunch of French and Italian (and any other European) […]
May 12, 2005

“Cross Country”

CrossCountry May 12, 2005 One of the things that light plane pilots always think about, but don’t always do, is fly all the way across the […]
February 26, 2005

“Saturday Afternoon Flight”

OK so it was a beautiful, sunny, brisk afternoon in February and I had not exercised the Cirrus in 2 weeks so an afternoon flight was […]
January 27, 2005

“Detailed Cirrus Flight”

Cirrus How-To January 2005 Out of all my adventures, people keep asking for more CIRRUS adventures, and I admit that I have not been as good […]
January 26, 2005

“Udvar Hazy Museum”

Udvar Hazy January 2005 OK so if you just read the “Cirrus How-To” adventure, then you know how Randy and I got to Washington DC for […]
January 9, 2005

“Cirrus Journal Pics”

Just pics here…  
November 26, 2004

“Night Flight”

Cirrus Mini-Adventure: The Red Cocoon OK So I had been working almost non-stop on X-Plane 8.00 except for sleeping for about 2-weeks and light planes need […]
September 26, 2004

“A Washington Trip”

Osama Bin-Laden decides where we go: We don’t Sept 27, 2004 OK So I had to go see Ben Supnik in Maryland to integrate the new […]
August 26, 2004

“An Italy Trip”

An Italy Trip (August 2004) OK so it was time to code X-Plane version 8 with all-new scenery, and Magic-Ben had a bunch of non-linear adaptive […]
December 26, 2003

“The Cirrus Pick-Up”

OK the day has finally come! I just picked up a new Cirrus SR-22 Centenial Edition from Cirrus Design in Minnesota. Thanks to all the people […]
July 26, 2003

“The Firebomber”

“The Firebomber” (July 2003) So Sergio (chief artist for X-Plane) Ben (cheif computing technologies consultant for X-Plane) Lori (girlfriend of cheif computing technologies consultant for X-Plane) […]