NH Chronicle on WMUR9 aired this TV feature on me on March 18

I am featured on the TV show NH Chronicle on Wednesday March 18 2015 at 7:30pm on WMUR 9 in New Hampshire.

They interviewed me about my business Airshow Experiences and I took their sports anchor Jamie Stanton for a ride.

Thanks to Jamie Stanton and WMUR NH Chronicle Staff for everything.

Back with Collings Foundation: Wings of Freedom Tour

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Flying the B-24J

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Out the cockpit window, you can see the P-51 Mustang, Betty Jane flying along the B-24J

While my extra is being recovered for airshow season, I have rejoined the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour during some of their Texas dates.  I am flying their various aircraft and helping out with the tour  until my Extra is finished and I join Rob Holland Ultimate Airshow team in March 28-29, 2015 at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport in Tuscaloosa AL.

Long Overdue Status Update

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NYC

I flew the Extra 300l from New Hampshire to Daytona Beach on Sunday. I got the Hudson River corridor and flew the plane right by MidTown New York City. Left NH at 10:15am and landed in Daytona Beach around 7:15 with two stops on the way.

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Daytona

I am at American Air Flight Center in Daytona for a few days. Got some rides scheduled. Come on down and say hi. Embry-Riddle Students get special pricing.

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I have an appointment later in the week to drop off the Extra in West Palm Beach to  have it wrapped with sponsor logs for this years airshow season. That’s is going to take a few weeks. First airshow is TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL AIRSHOW on March 28, 29 in Tuscaloosa AL, I need the plane to be ready for that.

While that is happening, I am rejoining the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour to fly the B-24J again. This will be third slot flying the plane since October.

If you are in New England, check out NH Chronicle at 7:30pm March 18 on WMUR Channel 9 in NH.  I am one of the feature stories of the evening. I took one of their sports reporters for a ride in the Extra.

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TV Shot being filmed

I am flying B-24J and B-17 WWII Bombers again for the next two weeks.

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I am in the co-piot seat here in the B-24

 

I am once again going the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour. I will be co-pilot of either the B-24J or the B-17 for the next two weeks in stops in major Florida cities. More info can be found here.

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Here are the dates I am involved in.

1/29 – 2/1
Fort Lauderdale, FL (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Fort Lauderdale Executive
Location: Hangar 63
*note – On Saturday January 31st the aircraft will be located near the Jet Runway Cafe’

February
2/2 – 2/5 Marathon, FL (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: The Florida Keys Marathon Airport
Location: Antique Aircraft

2/5 – 2/8 Naples, FL (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Naples Municipal Airport
Location: Main Terminal

2/9 – 2/12 Fort Myers, FL (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Airport: Page Field Airport
Location: West Ramp

2/12 – 2/15 Venice, FL (B-17, B-24 & P-51)
Aiport: Venice Municipal Airport
Location: Sun Coast Air Center

Come by and say Hi if you are in the area. New pics(these are from last October will be posted soon)

Emergency Landing #2

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2nd Emergency Landing in 2 days. I am done.

So it wasn’t the primer. When it quit this time all I had to deal with is a little private owned strip. Sheared the nosewheel off the gear in order to stop it in time. It’s getting taken apart, thrown on a truck and worked on. Leaving here today. I am done with this airplane.

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Private Runway I had to use to land the plane.

 

Engine Failure and Emergency Landing

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Myself, passenger and plane were all ok. Made perfect landing.

Engine failure. Don’t you love it when that happens?

I had to deadstick it 10 miles to KSZY.   I wouldn’t really change anything, I didn’t even end up using the radio. No time, just looked around, saw an airport and turned to it. It was a small uncontrolled field. I ended up landing with a tailwind but that doesn’t really matter, the most important thing to remember in emergencies is to stay calm.

 

Pipe

This was the issue. Broken Pipe.

 

It was caused by the pipe leading up to the primer snapping. A couple local mechanics fixed it. I just inspected it, then test flew it.

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Plane runs fine now after the fix

 

After the mechanics fixed the pipe, I inspected it, ran it up for 30-40 minutes and did a quick test flight. All good. On to Oregon.

Busy Two Weeks

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This plane looks like it comes from a James Bond Movie

 

I am Ferrying a Long-EZ this week from TN to OR.

Then I fly to Fort Lauderdale FL to join the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour once again.

I got to attend their Winter Ground school in Daytona Florida area a few weeks ago and I will be flying both the only Flying B-24J Liberator and their B-17 WWII bombers from Feb 1 to Feb 15.  I will be at the stops in Fort Lauderdale, Marathon, Naples, Fort Myers and Venice Florida. Then I come home for a few weeks before airshow season starts and I will be flying my Extra down to Florida for the start of that.