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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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