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) […]
July 2, 2003

“The Cows”

“The Cows” (July 2003) Ok so in this area of Italy (the Dolomites, an area of huge stone mountains surrounding grassy green valleys with little villages […]
March 26, 2003

“The Abyss”

“The Abyss” (March 2003) OK So a friend of mine named Chris Scott swore on the Bible that the set to the movie The Abyss by […]
February 26, 2003

“The Long Room”

“The Long Room” (February 15, 2003) “Hang on, let me see for myself what is going on down there!” The tech opened the aluminum door in […]
November 26, 2002

“The Train”

“The Train” (November 2002) So in the USA when you are going to work and a train gets to the crossing of a track and a […]
November 12, 2002

“The 4WD Buick”

“The 4-WD Buick” (November 2002) So my experience with the Piper Archer has been pretty tame for the most part. Being the Buick of light planes, […]
September 26, 2002

“The City”

“The City” (September 2002) OK so I told Sergio (the guy that does most all the artwork for X-Plane, including the excellent terrain textures, airliner textures, […]
July 26, 2002

“The Magical Fishbowl”

“The Magical Fishbowl” (July 2002) Hello! Austin Meyer here. So I just got back from a trip test-flying the EC-135 helicopter to fine-tune the performance of […]
September 26, 2001


OK I just got back from New York city (September 28, 2001… 17 days too late) and I took a digital camera with me to record […]
July 26, 2000

“The Speck of Incredible Speed”

“The Speck of Incredible Speed” (July 2000) I recently test-flew the Lancair Columbia 300 at Oshkosh. First: My favorite part of aviation: The QUIET part. This […]
February 26, 2000

“The Space Glider”

The Space-Glider (February 2000, experience not real for me: Simulated in X-Plane only) Read this chapter before attempting Space Shuttle landings in X-Plane if you want […]
February 1, 2000

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles (February 2000, experience not real: Simulated in X-Plane only) NASA has very exact data on the atmospheric pressure, density, and temperature on Mars. […]
October 2, 1989

The Thirsty Birds

“The Thirsty Birds” (October 1989, Air Force ROTC) The KC135 refueller airplane cruised down the taxiway. I sat in a seat near the front so I […]