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Isaac's Flying Stories episode 3, part 1, What are you doing flying in this kind of weather?

My First Real Crosscountry Flight Part 1
September 2015

First some background,
My family was moving from Colorado to Mississippi. The Challenger II, the plane I am learning to fly in, needed to be moved to our new home. The flight would be over 1,000 miles, quite ambitious. I had only flown one Crosscountry. It was from my home airport of Springs East (A50), to Limon (LIC) to catch some lunch, and back again. I had a total time of 1.5hrs and I flew the whole flight.  By the time the packers came to take our stuff to our new home, I was landing in all conditions, my dad nearly ever touched the controls, and I was practicing  several times a week.

  It is the year 2015, the cool September winds blew across the great eastern plains of Colorado. At the local FBO I took a crash course to calculate compass corrections with trigonometry. Later I sat With my dad in front of the family desktop computer. Before me, displayed on the screen, I saw tabs such as the AOPA airport finder, Online sectional…

A Summary of my Earnings

I have been working hard since summer to earn money. I have numerous projects in progress. I have been mowing and raking yards, and am in the process of finding new customers. Eating chocolate dipped strawberries is always fun, but they are so expensive that you only get one or two. Come summer I will be selling them locally, and at a great price. I always have extra free time at the gym, so I've been detailing cars.  I'm still adding new customers and will soon be up to several jobs per week. I have recently set my sights on a new endeavor, one that uses the same skills I'm already practicing, and I think it may be really popular."

Lawn care, car detailing, berries and my upcoming Secret Project are all adding money towards my goal. I hope y'all get a good idea of how hard I am working to complete my vision. Thank you so much to all of those who have donated to me, I really appreciate it.

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Random Minimovie

I made a movie out of an origami X-wing taped to a camera. Enjoy!

2016 Kansas City Turkey Shoot Report

This Thanksgiving my family went to Kansas City to visit friends and family. Well, when you have two or more old aviation buddies in the same city, you tend to form a bit of a gathering. Thus the 2016 KC Turkey Shoot was created. It involved 3 Sonex , and a beautiful Cessna. And consisted of a flight from a Gardner Airport to We-B-Smoking BBQ at Miami County Airport.

I Flew down with Bob Mika's in Katie, his Sonex, while my dad and two friends ,Zander and Laney ,flew in Mr Ron's smooth Cessna. I even got to fly for about 10 min! It may not have been hours, but  the Aerovee-powered plane flew wonderfully in the  morning air.
Once we arrived, my nose was overrun by the luxurious scent of pancakes, and when I surveyed the room, I saw countless airplane pictures.
(I lost the photo, Y'all will just have to go)

 Sitting down to eat at a table that seemed average, we awaited the rest of our troops.