December 17, 2020

Suing South Carolina

I drive a Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition and my wife a Tesla Model S. My car goes 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, which is […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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, 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, […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 9, 2005

“Cirrus Journal Pics”

Just pics here…  
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 26, 2005


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) […]
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 […]