Sunday, July 2, 2017

Piloting a Diamond DA-40 from Schaumburg Airport

While I am certainly a Cessna fan, the Diamond DA-40 has become my favorite single-engine aircraft to fly regularly.  The modern cockpit, joystick and overall performance is great. For more info about the DA-40, click here.



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Delightful Flight Along Chicago's Lakefront

Another awesome summer day to fly, this time along Chicago's lakefront.  From Schaumburg Airport I flew to Waukegan and then headed south over the water with the city to my right. You can see some pics below of Navy Pier, the downtown/Loop area.  Then I flew over the South Loop and further south and then west.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4th in a Cessna 172 over Northern Illinois

I had the pleasure of flying today, July 4th, and brought a flag along for the ride.  The weather was nice and not too much traffic coming in and out of Chicago Executive Airport.  Cheers and Happy Fourth!

A great day to fly this C-172.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Cessna 172 Flight over Chicago's Western Suburbs

Another beautiful day to fly, this time from Schaumburg then over the far western suburbs and returning over the the northwestern suburbs of Chicago.  Here are some pics:



And a hug for the plane. :)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Aerobatics Training on a World War II T-6 "Texan"

An amazing aerobatic flight training experience in a World War II era T-6 aircraft from Gauntlet Aerospace.  I had an hour of pre-flight instruction and a one-hour flight, which included rolls and various other aerobatic maneuvers.