Cirrus Works To Up Demand For Private Planes

The Cirrus aircraft TBP Aero uses is the esteemed SR22-T (turbo). Check out this quick article on the aircraft:  it talks about "the SR22-T, said to be Cirrus' quietest, among the fastest, and a leader in alternative fuel capabilities and GPS equipment that makes it easier and safer to fly."  … [Read more...]

Great trip to Las Vegas


Here's a perfect "small airplane" story:  it's possible to get from San Jose to Las Vegas - and be walking the convention hall floor - in less than three hours.  How?  No "big airport" parking.  No "laptop-out, shoes-off" security line.  No late or delayed airline flight.  Just you, your small … [Read more...]

It Feels Good To Fly Angel Flights

This past weekend, I proudly donated nearly 4 hours of flight time to charity. Sacramento Firefighters run the Firefighters Burn Institute which hosts an annual summer camp for children who are burn survivors. It's called Firefighters Kids Camp and it's a special one week program where children who … [Read more...]

Coast to Coast!


Here's my "how I spent my summer vacation" essay...One of my former Instrument students took a job in New York and asked me to accompany him across the continent to help move his Diamond Star DA40.  What pilot or CFI could refuse such a request?!  We began planning the trip about … [Read more...]