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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
January 26, 2008

“Follow Up”

OK so here is a quick follow-up for you! People have been asking about the Vette mods and the Lancair repairs, so here we go! Corvette: […]
June 14, 2008

“Engine Failure”

“Rough-Running” (June 2008) “You can take that pickup truck into town if you want. Here’s he keys.”, said the mechanic. OK, I guess I need to […]
June 20, 2008

“Dalhart, TX”

“Dalhart, TX” (June 2008) “No taxis. No rental cars. But some hotels in town. You can take that pickup truck into town if you want. Here’s […]
June 26, 2008

“Hangar Final”

“Hangar-Final” (June 2008) OK 842X is finally fixed and flying, and here is the post-mortem on the whole thing. My hangar was built like crap. It […]
July 26, 2008

“Oshkosh 2008″

Oshkosh 2008 (July 2008) OK so I jumped into 842X to take her to Oshkosh 2008 to work the X-Plane booth there and sell X-Plane and […]
November 26, 2008


428X 2008 (November 2008) OK so it was taking too long to get 842X fixed, but I needed to travel to get to customers! So I […]
December 26, 2008

“Green Bay”

Oshkosh 2008 (December 2008) OK it was time to take 428X (successor to 842X, successor to 248X, all identical columbia-400’s right down to the color options) […]
February 26, 2009

“Shawano –> Columbia”

Shawano->Columbia (February 2009) OK this flight deserves a narrative.. I apologize profusely that my camera was in my suitcase in the back, inaccessible. The flight was […]
June 26, 2009

“French Conference”

French X-Plane Conference (June 2009) OK so a bunch of guys in France decided to have an X-Plane conference in a remote area outside of Paris. […]
July 26, 2009

“The Bear You Do Not Climb On”

“The Bear You Do Not Climb On” (July 2009) On vacation with friends to Mackinac hotel near Canada, we took the ferry to nearby Mackinaw, the […]
August 26, 2009


S428X (August 2009) OK so I ran to a tiny little private grass strip in 428X to meet some friends for lunch and then dinner later […]
September 10, 2009


“Techno” (September 2009) Quick note: Go here to see music by Jay Oliver… an amazing musician and X-Plane-a-holic.. it is not techno, but it is amazing! OK now […]