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Crosswind Landings & Takeoff — Prep for PPL Checkride

Be a fly on the cockpit wall and watch as Leif and I go through some Crosswind Landings and Takeoffs flight training prior to his Private Pilot Checkride.

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Operation Pumpkin Drop… from Airplanes

Broomsticks and bushwheels, witches and wings, pumpkins and props… it’s gettin’ spooky and festive, so watch your six! Halloween is here. What better way to celebrate than to drop perfectly plump and pretty pumpkins from a plane and try to nail a scarecrow. That’s right, it’s time for the annual pumpkin drop. Alaska pilots and …

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It all started HERE — First Flight Airport

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZILjrmMmYc” align=”center”] On December 17th, 1903, the Wright Brothers flew for the first time in the KillDevil Hills in North Carolina. This event would spark a new era of travel, exploration and discovery and would change the world forever. I’ve always wanted to go back to where it all began. So that’s exactly what …

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BEST AirVenture EVER — Oshkosh 2018

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DieeMp8hXH0″ align=”center”] Please support the D-Day Squadron on their journey to Normandy France next year. EAA AirVenture 2018 in Oshkosh. What a blast this year! It’s certainly a place for me to get work done and network, but it’s hard not to have a little fun along the way. This year I decided to …

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Ice Giants — Flight VLOG

[vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/96072J55R-E” align=”center”] My new friend Kevin introduced himself at Lake Hood last Summer because he had seen and followed me on Instagram. We became quick friends and later planned on flying together in his SuperCub. Kevin started flying at a young age in the back of this cub (his dad’s SuperCub at the time) …

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What can go wrong, will go wrong

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VFe5wFPeb0″ align=”center”] It’s back to California for my commercial training. I would have rather this entire process didn’t turn out this difficult, but that’s just life. On the first stint in California I was unprepared for the task ahead. Coupled with weather and maintenance issues, it wasn’t going to be possible to finish my …

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Winter Flying in UTAH & Commercial Pilot Training

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqITrnlvn7k” align=”center”] No-one said it would be easy. But, I still thought it’d be easier than this. My time in California was full of many disappointments. There weather was poor, the aircraft had some maintenance issues, and I wasn’t as prepared as I wanted to be. This meant that I couldn’t get my Commercial …

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California Dreamin’ with Commercial Pilot Training

[vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/57emDcdChCg” align=”center”] At one point many years ago I was really close to being able to get my commercial pilot license. But then I got distracted by life, moved to Alaska, and took a break from flying. It wasn’t until years later that I would consider getting a commercial license with the inevitable goal …

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Commercial Pilot Training & Written Test — Angle of Attack Show EP 6

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34xoVGkP6Sw” align=”center”] Winter in Alaska rolls around and it’s time once again for frost on the wings, snow on the ground and plenty of time to get the airplane pre-flighted and warmed up. As we Alaskans go into a hibernation of our own, it’s time to work on things that we couldn’t during the …

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$100 Hamburger in Alaska — Angle of Attack Show EP 5

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07hfUjyCQR8″ align=”center”] What better way to spend a day then to go get a $100 hamburger? Of course, these days it’s more like a $500 hamburger. This term basically means you’re spending a bunch of money in AVGAS just to go and get a meal. Restaurants are often located very near airports, making them …

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Knik Picnic bush pilot gathering at glacier — Angle of Attack Show EP 4

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41iKrcXy17A” align=”center”] Aviation is a small community, and even smaller in Alaska. A group of pilots decided to put on a “Picnic” near the Knik Glacier. There’s a small, natural gravel strip there that is perfect for this type of gathering. In the early morning I headed north to Soldotna to meet up with …

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Flying to a remote Alaska village — Angle of Attack Show EP 3

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ64xD4Ly7Y” align=”center”] It’s August and my favorite part of Summer. Everything has bloomed fully, the flowers and Fireweed are out, and it’s nice and warm most the time. The flying weather is also generally great, and the light is still staying up pretty late. Earlier in the year my friends Keaton and Morgan (newlyweds) …

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Small dirt strip + flying my unborn child — Angle of Attack Show EP 2

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDVbafQL1mA” align=”center”] Summer is coming to a close in Alaska but there is still plenty of good flying to be had. My friend Mike is visiting Alaska for the first time, and as pilots, I wanted to show him a bit from the air. He’s an airline pilot and gets perks to fly pretty …

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Grizzly Bears and Bush Planes — Angle of Attack Show EP 1

[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJxXBCMEIqQ” align=”center”] The big ‘pilot episode’ of the Angle of Attack Show. Yes, pun intended. Alaska is full of adventure and wonder. Those who live here know that adventure can happen not too far away from home. This land is still vastly wild and untamed. Today we have a mission — bears. While the …

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