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

“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 […]
October 26, 2009

“State of Flight Simulation”

“State of Flight Simulation” (October 2009)
May 3, 2010


“Avanti” (May 2010) Randy Witt with friends and family right after our Avanti flight: OK so X-Plane biz-manager Randy Witt knows a guy that flies his […]
May 26, 2010


“Honeymoon” (May 2010) OK so I just got married so here are some pix of our wedding and then honeymoon through Europe: BOND! JAMES BOND! JAMES […]
June 26, 2010


“Racing” (June 2010) Ok so it was time to take a short vacation from X-Plane 10 development, and Randy’s wife (Randy of all your tech support […]
March 26, 2011


I have been flying Columbia 400’s for a while, and they are great, but married with a baby on the way and the desire to travel […]
May 26, 2011


“Endeavour” (May 2011) 20 years of manned flights to orbit and I have never made the time to go see a Shuttle Launch. Ridiculous. So the […]