Author Archives: Oscar Avalle
How safe is it to fly?
USA Today published a very tough article yesterday about how dangerous our hobby actually is… http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/06/12/lies-coverups-mask-roots-small-aircraft-carnage-unfit-for-flight-part-1/10405323/ Here is a very interesting response that put things into perspective… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/unfit-for-publication-how_b_5509253.html What do you think? Oscar
Flying from Guatemala to Nicaragua
Flying from Guatemala to Nicaragua… I got lucky this week…I had to fly for work to Managua, Nicaragua. So I started planning my route, checking what it would take to fly there, asked around about tips: when to fly (early … Continue reading
PIREP: AC in a 1970 Mooney….
Flying around this area is great, however sometimes when you fly from La Aurora to the coast or to Rio Dulce or to Peten, the cockpit can become very HOT! ON many occasions I feel after landing that the only … Continue reading
Stopping in Mexico, or how much cash do you have….amigo
Last week I attended with some friends Sun and Fun in Florida. I will talk about our visit in another blog. I will talk here about our fuel stop in Cozumel. We flew in a nice Baron, everything looked great, … Continue reading
After you upgrade your plane
We all count down the days to the date the avionics shop or mechanic told us that we will be getting back our bird from a repair (annual, check up etc.) or avionics upgrade. We call them periodically to ask … Continue reading
When do we fly?
As you may well understand (some of our significant others don’t…but nevermind) when Friday comes around we start making plans on where we could fly. May be Iztapa for a short breakfast and meet with other pilots, may be some … Continue reading
Soft field landing and take off for real
I don’t know about you, but during my training in the Northeastern US, I learned to fly around NYC and later I was based out of DCA, I was told how to deal with heavy ATC traffic, how to manage … Continue reading
Flying in Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the most beautiful countries to fly in. The scenery is fabulous, where in the world can you fly watching two active volcanos at the same time, only in Guatemala… The flying community in Guatemala is extremely … Continue reading
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