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About acrogimp

Pilot (real world, simulator and RC), Engineer, Blogger - all around wing nut! Also, below-knee amputee, snow skier, motorcyclist. Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle.

N2S-3 Stearman Familiarization Flight

I recently had the opportunity to check an item off of my bucket list, you know, one of those things you want to experience at least once before you die. In this case, the item in question on my bucket … Continue reading

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All Red Star XIII Formation Clinic, Porterville, CA (KPTV) April 24-27 2014

Introduction In April of this year I had the amazing opportunity to attend the All Red Star XIII Formation Clinic at Porterville CA (KPTV). This 4 day clinic is a production of the Red Star Pilot’s Association (www.flyredstar.org) with participation … Continue reading

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Android Tablets as Electronic Flight Bag – Part 5 of 5

Once again, a late posting – this originally appeared in the May issue of the EAA 14 Newsletter. Introduction As you may recall from Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4, this is a series of 5 articles about Android Tablets … Continue reading

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AcroGimp adds Tailwheel Endorsement and gains access to whole new world

28 years after my first flying lesson, I recently, and FINALLY got around to adding a Tailwheel Endorsement to my Pilot’s License. I already have about 15 hrs in tailwheel planes (mostly Extra 300L) but did not pursue the endorsement because I … Continue reading

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Android Tablets as Electronic Flight Bags – Part 4

I am a little late in posting this to the blog, this article originally appeared in the EAA 14 Newsletter for April 2014, enjoy!  Introduction As you may recall from Parts 1, 2 and 3, this is a series of 5 … Continue reading

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Android Tablets as Electronic Flight Bags – Part 3

I am a little late in posting this to the blog, this article originally appeared in the EAA 14 Newsletter for March 2014, enjoy!    Introduction As you may recall from Part 1 and 2, this is a series of … Continue reading

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Android Tablets as Electronic Flight Bags – Part 2

I am a little late in posting this to the blog, this article originally appeared in the EAA 14 Newsletter for February 2014, enjoy! Introduction As you may recall from Part 1 of 5 articles about Android Tablets as Electronic … Continue reading

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Train like you fly, fly like you train Part 2

As many readers know, I am an advocate of using flight simulation for General Aviation pilots to hone our skills and have been on a quest for Apps, software and approaches that will allow us to maximize the use of … Continue reading

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A Call to Action

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently began pushing local airshows and major aviation events to provide exhorbitant new funding for air traffic control staffing that has been provided on request, without fees, in some cases for the past 50 years. … Continue reading

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Gimpy Pilot Report – Yakovlev Yak-52

On Friday 6/7/2013 I had the great pleasure of meeting Roger Baker, a retired airline pilot and owner of N85YK, a 1985 Yakovlev Yak-52. The Yak-52 has been the primary trainer in use in Russia and her client states since … Continue reading

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