Archive for January 2011

Beautiful night over the Sierras

January 23, 2011

Sunset layer over the Sierras

January 4, 2011

KJAC to KPAO @ FL200

January 3, 2011

Had a great trip today from Jackson to Palo Alto. Spent Christmas and New Years vacay up there with the kids and family, and wanted to get home yesterday (Sun). The big low in the Bay made it seem like it would have been a tough last hour of the flight for my PAX (lots of ice and turbulence), so we postponed for a day and flew the trip today. I knew it was the right call Sunday when I made it, but boy was that confirmed when we woke up today and saw the incredibly crisp, clear day.

We flew the trip in 3:18 with a 25kt tailwind (yes, tailwind heading west) the entire way (FL200).  The Mirage was clocking 222kts over the ground most of the trip.  It was a smooth, quiet, fun ride.  Kids had a blast in the back, and parents marveled at the incredible visibility and beauty below.  Some good shots embedded of the journey, including the sunset.

Today was one of those days you love and flying.

2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 112 posts. There were 51 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 23mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 5th with 392 views. The most popular post that day was iPad Aviation Approach Plates (vs. Kindle).

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ipad aviation, ipad aviation apps, ipad approach plates, aviation apps for ipad, and approach plates for ipad.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


iPad Aviation Approach Plates (vs. Kindle) April 2010