Our family recently spent 3 1/2 days in the Rapid City, South Dakota area. There are so many things to explore within an hours drive from the city. Most people (including us) have heard of Mount Rushmore and it is certainly worth a visit. But when we started doing research prior to our trip, we […]
May 20-22, 2016 After a 1 year hiatus, the International Cessna 195 Club’s Caravan returned for its 2016 edition with the destination being Asheville, North Carolina. The choice of Asheville was a bit selfish as it had been on our “Fly To” list for a few years. The big draw for us was to see […]
First airshow – Sun ’N Fun, Lakeland, Florida on April 24, 2015 First flight in our 195 – from Waterloo airport to Alf Beam’s private strip on May 20, 2015 First cross country trip in our 195 – to Burlington, Vermont on May 23, 2015 to spend the weekend at the Milton’s cottage First airline […]
December 1 – December 19, 2014 On December 1st, I blasted off for Texas in our 195 with my friend Brad Hieronimus. Later that week, after a few adventures, he flew home in a pressurized aluminum tube from Memphis. In the evening on Friday, December 5, I picked up my wife Christina in Miami.
October 30 – November 2, 2014 After work on Thursday, October 30, Kurtis and I departed in the 195 from CYKF. We were meeting up with friends from the Cessna 195 Club for a 3-day long weekend getaway in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Aubie had planned out the meeting place, which was where his Dad’s family was […]
September 17 – 21, 2014 It’s hard to believe that this was only the 6th International Cessna 195 Club annual fly-in that we have attended, because it really does feel like a family reunion. Over the past 6 years we have developed strong, life-long friendships with so many of the 195 Club members. The Cessna 195 […]
September 3 – September 6, 2014 A week of extremes… from camping in a muddy field in Iowa to staying in a beautiful resort in Pennsylvania. Gotta love aviation! On Wednesday morning, after a nice breakfast, we made our way to Landmark Aviation FBO on the north side of Pearson airport. We met up with […]
August 29 – September 1, 2014 We departed midday on August 29 trying to time things right to avoid the worst of the weather making it’s way westbound along our flightpath. The flight was good and we really only had to skirt through one bigger line of showers when we were getting closer to Blakesburg, […]
With selling our condo, buying a house, hosting a hanger party, moving out of the condo April 28 and moving into the house May 15 there was very little time left to focus on the 195’s annual. As a result, our 2014 flying season got off to a slow start. When June arrived we were […]
Gaston’s White River Resort & Hot Springs, Arkansas – May 23 to 26, 2014 The 2nd official International Cessna 195 Club “Caravan” group trip was organized as a 4-day adventure during Memorial Day long weekend. There were two planned stops and participants could join for one or the other or both.