Category Archives: Cessna 172

2,000’ over Pony Pasture in a light plane

29 July, 2018            2,000’ over Pony Pasture in a light plane Thursday afternoon (7/26) my flight instructor John and I decided to fly to Chesterfield County Airport (KFCI) for the first time. It was a perfect … Continue reading

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Just pictures

15 July, 2018            Just pictures That’s not entirely true – I’ll add a bit of text. But not much this week. This week I got a “double” on Red-tails Monday, then two “double” Red-tails on Friday. … Continue reading

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Where do I start?

8 July, 2018            Where do I start? I’ll start at the river, the mighty James River, at Pony Pasture, this morning, with dogs – what better place? And with what better company?  This was a mile … Continue reading

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Time stops

24 June, 2018            Time stops  When I get this close to skittish wild animals, time stops. Or it feels like it does anyway. Deer are skittish but they’re also herd animals and thus predictable. Plus they’re … Continue reading

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Reflection of hope

27 May, 2018            Reflection of hope “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela I didn’t have a theme for this post – I still don’t – but I saw that … Continue reading

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Too wet to fly – but there were snakes!

29 April, 2018            Too wet to fly – but there were snakes! Advance warning to those who don’t care for snakes – there will be a few pictures near the bottom of this post. I think … Continue reading

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The opposite of complaining

15 April, 2018        The opposite of complaining “I’m not complaining Just the opposite, my friend” – Paul Simon, The Werewolf, 2016 Evelyn and I got up at 5:00 Friday morning, her for an early train and me for … Continue reading

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