I strongly suggest this video.
I strongly suggest this video.
About this time last year I decided to start backing up my logbook with an electronic copy in case it was stolen or fell into a paper shredder or something else terminal, but I couldn’t find one I really liked.
After much careful consideration I decided that a local database on my laptop would be the solution and started creating fields and entering data – a tedious (yet exhausting) task which worked out ok but still left something to be desired in the usability department. That, and I totally ruined the database a few months later while trying to add a field – so I scrapped the project and resumed searching for an acceptable piece of logbook software. Hopefully one that didn’t involve tearing my hair out trying to learn a complicated UI, and that has all the features I want without costing an arm and a leg.
Enter FlightLogg.in, it’s completely free (the source code’s open too) and is constructed about like you’d expect a logbook to be. Here’s a quick rundown of what it’s all about:
Now that I’ve got a hefty list of alphabet soup hanging off of the end of my name, I think it’s appropriate for me to go ahead and start familiarizing myself with systems and devices I wouldn’t have come in contact with in the course of my training.
A logical place to start is the G1000 since so many people say that they’re the wave of the future. Well, that, and Sporty’s sent me a wall poster of the above image as a congratulatory gift.
In any case, I’ll still be off and away while I finish my holiday in Atlanta and add CFII and MEI to my resume. A full report will be posted here upon completion at ATP – Lawrenceville (KLZU).
Checkrides are scheduled for the 9th and 10th of January.
Checkrides have been cancelled on account of inclement weather and I’ll be resuming training at ATP San Diego out of my home field. It’s actually working out better than expected, though I will miss all of the people at Lawrenceville – thanks guys!
As an addendum to my post on Wake Turbulence a few months back, I give you this:
Lolwut? No, I’m not a Stephanie Meyer fan, but I do think that K-Stew can show more than one emotion if you use your imagination… I digress This is to do with the sun’s position and how we log night time.
Should be pretty straightforward, right? Sun goes down, we log night time… Not really.
Allow me to explain: Continue reading
In the wake of US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s defeat against the incumbent Barack Obama last night, my Facebook feed exploded with comments from the liberal side of my friends list about Mr. Romney’s Temple Garments (for some reason). This then reminded me of what apparently is a little known fact in the aviation world:
What you have on under your pants actually counts for something. Continue reading
So I’m still going headset crazy and have decided to finally take the plunge and see if I can DIY the Active Noise Reduction circuit for my headsets (since they’re all passive). I know that there are already kits out there courtesy of Headsets Inc. and various other suppliers out there, but I just can’t bring myself to pay nearly $200 for a kit when with a few simple circuits I can probably achieve the same result for far less. Which brings me to the point…
Some of you may have heard that Red Bull (a damn fine energy drink, if I may say so) has, as per usual, sponsored yet another insane stunt – this time it’s an attempt on Kittinger’s skydiving record.
This guy is going to jump out of a capsule suspended below a balloon at nearly 25 miles above the earth’s surface. Sound nuts? Yeah. Would I do it? In a heartbeat.
So lets have a quick look at what’s what.