Quick Update

It’s been a busy summer.

I haven’t been flying in a while. The last time was in June. This is for multiple reasons:

– Been hard at work on worldflightplanner.com.

– Saving up my cash to buy my own airplane ($170/hr. renting is nice chunk towards a down payment).

I haven’t blogged in a while because, really, I don’t have anything worth blogging.

I had originally planned on hitting up Oshkosh this year, but that didn’t happen. Again for reasons stated above. I really, really, want to go. Perhaps next year.

One thing that I did find amazing about this years event is the story of Mattheiu de Quillaco. Get this: He built his own helicopter in France. Tore out the rear seat and installed an extra fuel tank. Then flew it across the Atlantic to the United States!

He did this trip because hes always wanted to be a part of Oshkosh, so when he arrived he was a volunteer during the event.

On the way home, he’s going to be heading west through Russia. Awesome!

For those of you that are in Ontario, Transport Canada has released its 2010/2011 schedule for the Aviation Safety Seminars. The line-up looks good this year! I’ve marked them in my calendar.

At first I was disappointed that I was going to miss the Canadian International Air Show this weekend (for a friends wedding). After looking at the line-up, I’m no longer disappointed.

As they say: Keep the blue side up!

2 Responses

  1. ramon says:

    What type of plane would you buy and where would you hangar it?

  2. Blake says:

    Hey Ramon,
    I’m not sure yet. I’m leaning towards the Grumman Cheetah.
    Buttonville will be waaay to expensive to hangar it. So I was thinking of Markham or Burlington. We’ll see. It’s still a long ways off 🙁