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Acronyms in Aviation Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 30 in the month September, Earth Calendar year 2021. Nowadays there seems to be an acronym for everything. Whether it is for AARP – American Association of Retired Persons (wish I belonged to that), or on our pilot check lists, like GUMPS,(Gas/Undercarriage/Mixture/ Prop/ Safety belts. Other aviation examples are ...
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The recurrent theme of our summers of late is fire and smoke. The phrase out of the frying pan and into the fire for our flights has been “out of the smoke and into the smoke.” What a month it has been. Right now, there are 105 fires burning in literally all of our western ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 19 in the month April, Earth Calendar year 2021. Technology is our friend and aviation has always been at the forefront of many innovative changes. Commercial flying is on the way to becoming totally automated. When one flies above and through the clouds in our air traffic control system, one relies ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 18 in the month March, Earth Calendar year 2021. 11,100 ft. The view of the San Juan mountains is spectacular as a storm whips through the highest of the peaks. For a change I am not stressed about bobbing and weaving though the ethers, as I am comfortably ensconced in a cabin ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 5 in the month February, Earth Calendar year 2021. Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … drone! I first learned about drones from Janey’s dad who unfortunately just passed away at home in Cape Town. He was one of the most interesting men I have ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 5 in the month October, Earth Calendar year 2020. Flying an airplane can be most challenging. As can navigating, aviating, filming and talking to the camera in the cockpit, all at the same time. Add in finding a suitable place to land to throw down a sleeping pad, another new ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 6 in the month August, Earth Calendar year 2020. The difference between virtual and real. Sometimes it’s a fine line as far as getting information across and sometimes it is just simply black and white. Sometimes you are engaged in creating a virtual educational tour of a proposed mine on ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 15 in the month May, Earth Calendar year 2020. Endangered Species and Public Lands go hand in hand and we are celebrating these two issues this week in Colorado. I personally feel they are an integral part of a healthy and sustainable environment, including clean air and water, and critters ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 22 in the month April, Earth Calendar year 2020. Social Distancing from an altitude of 2,000 ft. AGL (above ground level).50 Years of Earth Days! My, how time does fly. It was 50 years ago when Time Magazine published a photo of our planet Earth taken from space. During this ...
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Captain’s Log Starship 1XE, Day 27 in the month March, Earth Calendar year 2020. Hunkering down: Waiting out the storm. Well I’ve done quite a bit of hunkering in my life. Everything from living in a snow cave for a couple of weeks waiting for a summit push to being grounded and watching an approaching ...
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