Here’s a quick video of pattern entry and landing in the Collings Foundation’s B-24 from the right seat. It was a pretty crappy landing, you can see the captain give me a little assistance holding the nose wheel off the ground(to assist with aerodynamic braking.)
I had the time of my life being the co-pilot of that plane for 10 days. I hope to go back again in the future.
It’s been raining here all week. No flying to be had. I have been studying for both my CFI and Multi-Engine ratings.
On Friday morning, I do my second training session of three for Multi-Engine rating. I already have many hours of logged multi-engine dual time, I just need three hours of practicing for the check ride. I hope to be able to do the check ride next week.
Then I am off to Kingston RI for the rest of the dayFriday and all day Saturday to fly the Stearman.
Next to the bridge is a Battleship and other navy vessels at Battleship Cove, Fall River MA
Unfortunately, the IAC 25 Fall Classic was canceled due to weather over the weekend. It would have been fun. This week I am going to try and get my multi-engine rating. I have 8 hours of recent multi-engine logged (In a B-24). And Many other hours with friend’s planes. Going for lesson tomorrow, then I am driving to Rhode Island again, to be safety pilot for the Stearman, that I ferried from Chicago two weeks ago. It’s billable commercial pilot work that I am getting paid for. It should be a busy but fun day.
UPDATE: THE FALL CLASSIC HAS BEN CANCELED DUE TO BAD WEATHER. THEY WAITED HOURS BEFORE CANCELING IT
I am flying Saturday at the Keene Dillant Hopkins Airport in Keene, NH for the Keene Fall Classic aerobatic competition. This one day event will feature competitors from across New England going head to head in “Sportsman” and “Primary” level aerobatics. Flying should start around 9am!
The Rumor is true:
Air show stars Mike Goulian and Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows face off in head to head competition tomorrow at the Keene Fall Classic at KEEN. I will be completing against them both in the flying sportsman level aerobatics in the same Super Decathlon. Goulian is a world renown airshow pilot and red bull racer and owns the flight school whose plane I use in these contests And my friend Rob Holland, is a world renown airshow pilot as well, who won his 4th USA IAC Championship title a month ago. They are both used to flying planes much faster and competing at a higher level. They are doing this for fun.
I spent four days ferrying a Stearman from IL to RI and forgot to clear out my GoPro’s memory card so this is all the footage I ended up getting from my 18 cold flight hours in the thing.
Stearman home to it’s new owner and hanger
Well it certainly was a journey but made it to her new home. Long and cold trip but would do it again in a heartbeat.