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Randy Babbitt

I just read that Randy Babbitt’s DUI charge was dismissed.  I’m happy for him.  I wonder how all of the squawkers out there who indicted him before he was proven guilty, feel about eating their words.  Too often we assume someone is guilty before it is proven and this goes against everything our legal system stands for.  more »

Packing Gear

I have to pack like I’m heading for a summer cottage in Maine, but I’m not!  Things like flight suits and flight bags, which I don’t leave in California in case I get called early to fly (one can only hope) and there’s the week of spring training at McClellan which I finished a few more »

On The Move

For the third year in a row I am preparing to leave St. Augustine for California to fly OV-10’s for Cal Fire as an Air Attack Pilot.  It’s interesting having a real “job” and I’m very proud of it!  I do have to pack like I’m heading for a summer cottage in main, although I’m more »

Pipistrel Comes Through Again

Just a few short months ago I posted an announcement from Pipistrel about its upcoming, mid-$80K ALPHA Trainer, targeted for flight schools and already bought in significant quantities by the Indian Air Force as a military primary trainer. ALPHA was promised for April, and Pipistrel nailed it – how often do we see that in more »

Roadable Airplane, Meet Mainstream Media

Somebody at the L.A. Times has got a sweet tooth for the flying car, specifically the Terrafugia Transition SLSA-legal “roadable” airplane.  No less than six feature articles about flying cars have appeared in the prestigious newspaper’s online edition in the last month alone, in departments as diverse as Business, U.S., Nation Now, Tech Now and more »

Two From The Road

In the midst of a couple weeks away from home to marry off my firstborn daughter, I remain nonetheless able and willing to mine the LSA infoverse for newsworthy veins. Also, check out Aero Friedrichshafen going on right now in Germany.  It’s one of Europe’s premier  aviation events, with lots of new aircraft (like the more »