August 2011 Blog Posts (9)

and the drought continues!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday morning we had a photo flight up in the Austin area out by the lake.  We landed at Lakeway Airport to pick up the client.  I hadn't been to Lakeway in about 3 weeks and was stunned at how much the…

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Added by Stacy Riggs on August 20, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Trip Across the USA (Part 4)



Part 4 of my Trip Across the USA takes me to El Paso, TX. El Paso is a very unique airport in that it has Mexican airspace less than 15 NM away and it has a large mountain range just to the West of the airport. The mountains make for an interesting take off if the wind is coming from the west.

 

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Added by Wade Amen on August 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Trip Across the USA (Part 3)



Part 3 of my trip across the USA takes me from Tucson AZ, to El Paso, TX. Tucson is home to many cool aircraft from the military. Since Tucson is in such a dry climate they bring decommissioned aircraft here to store because they don’t rust as easy. From a pilots stand point, it is kind of sad to see all these…

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Added by Wade Amen on August 8, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

This is what sunrise is all about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all of you who don't know me personally, I am an early bird.  Sunrise is my favorite time of day and when I miss one, I feel cheated.  This past week the bats have been swarming over our house…

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Added by Stacy Riggs on August 6, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE RACE TO THE ALAMO



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Blogger Kate MCulley won our prize for today's race.  She is here with her Mother and Sister.

www.adventurouskate.com  (Kate is…

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Added by Stacy Riggs on August 5, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Peter does his first solo flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Peter Knuedig for successfully completing his first solo flight.  It is tradition to cut the shirttail of the student pilot after his first solo flight.  Here is Debbie Galvan…

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Added by Stacy Riggs on August 4, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Miss National US Pageant come to ride

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Miss National US Pageant will be held Saturday night in San Antonio.  The girls arrived today for their week of fun and rehearsals.  Coming to fly was the first thing they…

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Added by Stacy Riggs on August 3, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Effects of Drought

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sad scenes as we make our way up to Austin for a photo shoot.  …

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Added by Stacy Riggs on August 2, 2011 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Trip Across the USA (Part) 2

Part 2 of my trip to Florida from Los Angeles, is to fly through the desert and stop at Thermal, CA then to Tucson, AZ. Los Angeles is surrounded by mountains and this keeps the cool ocean air in the valley that Los Angeles was built in. When you fly or drive east you must pass through the Banning Pass. On the left of the pass is the tallest mountain in Southern California called Mount Gorgonio, which is 11,500 feet tall.  On the other side of the pass is Palm Springs and the…

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Added by Wade Amen on August 1, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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