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  1. Going Around

    The landing wasn't bad. It met the minimum requirements. The wheels hit the ground with no more than a gentle bump, and I stopped before the end of the runway without having to stand on the brakes. Nothing broke and nobody got hurt, or even close to it. Nonetheless ...

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  2. Bay State Challenge: I Once Flew Myself to Nantucket

    Call me Alan. Some days ago, never mind how long precisely - having some money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on the ground, I thought I would fly about a little and see the aerial part of the state. It is a way I have of driving ...

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  3. Bay State Challenge: The Northeast Corner

    On 14 August, I woke to clear skies, light winds, and an open schedule, another perfect day for visiting a few airports. This time, my focus was the northeast corner of Massachusetts, a small area of land covered in deep layers of American history and politics.

    My ride was N94513 ...

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  4. Bay State Challenge: Road Trip 2

    This is the third part of a multi-part post. The series starts here.

    Because Independence Day fell on a Saturday this year, the day before was a semi-official national holiday. Some people had off work, others didn't, but nobody got much done. My own schedule was wide open: no ...

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  5. Bay State Challenge: On The Road

    This is the second part of a multi-part post. If you're just joining us, you might want to start at the beginning.

    A public airport straddles two worlds. It's a business, occupying a piece of land with its own history, within a community that has its own character ...

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  6. The Bay State Challenge: Beginning

    As a recently licensed pilot with about 80 hours' experience, I'm right at the point of maximum attrition; by some estimates, half of the people who get a Private Pilot certificate never fly more than 100 hours. There are a bunch of reasons for this, but one of them ...

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