“Honey, it would be really great if you could put pine straw in the front bed.” Thus says the wife after its already getting hot outside and our daughter has taken our Outback for the afternoon. Why does the Outback matter? It’s the only vehicle in the fleet with a hitch for towing the utility trailer. Never fear, WRX…
At first glance, I thought Tesla. Sorry, Jaguar.
[Update] Exam III passed! One more to go and ground school is done!
This black R/T and I were sitting at the light when the Hellcat pulled up. The left lane feeds onto the freeway, so when someone pulls into the second lane, they usually stomp on the gas so they can get cut left and catch the ramp.
I’m now working in/around downtown Houston and I’ve noticed some interesting police cars lately. They aren’t unmarked, but the markings are hard to see because of the color scheme. It’s usually white or a light silver on white or a dark brown/grey on black. I finally had a chance to take a picture of one yesterday.…
Really, this stuff is not a good substitute for paint.
[Update] I made it, but I had to divert from the normal straight shot down I-10. The first delay was a crash on the Mississippi River bridge right in Baton Rouge. There’s a sneaky way around if the wreck happens in the usual spot just before the last entrance ramp onto the bridge. There was another wreck in Beaumont…
It’s not really the weather, it’s interpreting the weather conditions as reported by the weather services. Shorthand is great, but I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around it. Why am I bothering with it? It’s a required skill for getting a pilot’s certificate.
Another night of ground school, another exam passed.
For those not in the know, many of our wrecked/damaged/used cars are heading south, often in road trains - two junkers being towed by a third. I see them all the time on my weekly trips between Baton Rouge and Houston. I’m amazed that they can get away with towing like this, but the police just let them roll.
Just the facts, ma’am. Ammeter, Tach, Airspeed, Compass, Altitude, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure.
David Hooks Airport has some of the coolest planes. I’m hoping to get a good shot of the local P-51 and B-17(!) sometime in the next few weeks. I saw the P-51, but was way too far away to get a good picture. Maybe next time.
Today was an upgrade of sorts. We flew a Piper Archer which is a bump in space and in horsepower. It is equipped for a/c, but the a/c wasn’t blowing cold air today. End result, I was a sweaty mess.
First training flight today!
Well, our first ground school exam is done. I passed, but I should have done better. The questions I missed were all pertaining to airspace rules and maps, both subjects I felt we didn’t cover very well. Fortunately, there’s a lot more of both to come.
It’s the backup camera. It does this magical bird’s eye view thing.
This interesting hearse is parked at the regional airport where I’m taking classes. The tags are current and the tires aren’t flat, so I have to assume someone’s keeping it up, but it sure could use a bath.
Street Mule. Definitely different.
Can you see it?