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  1. Bay State Challenge: The End

    "57 Yankee, are you going to stay up high across the Bay?"

    "Roger, 57 Yankee will stay at 7,500 and start descending when I'm within gliding distance of the field."

    Pilots are always paranoid about engine failures, but doubly so when they're flying single-engine airplanes across wide expanses of …

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  2. Cod's Country

    In the Massachusetts House of Representatives chamber on Beacon Hill, a four-foot wooden sculpture of a cod hangs from the ceiling. A fake fish in the rafters may seem whimsical, but the Commonwealth does not take it lightly. Nor should they.

    Since the first European arrivals reached New England, the …

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  3. 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, as …

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  4. 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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  5. 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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