Sunday, October 23, 2022

New home and new flying

 Settling in nicely to our new home at NC27.  Still getting comfortable flying in the mountains but the views are incredible. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

New Home!

 After making the move from Charlotte to Blowing Rock, NC I was finally able to move the plane into its new home at NC27.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

First Warm day of the year.

 What an incredible day to fly.... it finally hit 80 degrees today and of course I headed down to the airport.  Air smooth as glass 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

First flight of the year

Hey all, so we're still here just been flying around locally, nothing really exciting but finally got up and going for the first flight of the year.  Trying to work on tightening up those patterns.  A whopping 8 landings during pattern work.  Nothing exciting but gotta make sure to always keep learning.


Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sunday Morning Flight to KMKS

 Tried to fly down to Moncks Corner for Breakfast but was turned away by the cloud layer over the airport.  While I wasn't able to enjoy a coastal breakfast I was treated to some amazing views.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Cherokee Crew Makes it to OSH 2021!

 Just returned back from OSH 2021!

The $1,000 Dollar Cherokee Crew made it to OSH for the first time.  While the plane did not make the trip this year the crew did and we had a great time!

Hopeful to take the plane next year!

Thursday, July 22, 2021

South Carolina Breakfast Club at KCUB

 Another Breakfast Club is in the books!  And a quick early morning flight down to KCUB on a beautiful Sunday morning.

Friday, May 28, 2021

 Another Annual is in the books.  

All done for another year and no corrosion found (per the recent Piper AD)

Thursday, March 11, 2021


 Decided to take an impromptu trip to KCRE for some long XC and towered practice.   Was smooth as glass at 4500 feet and as always beautiful views.


Monday, January 25, 2021

BQ1 Finally!

 We finally made it to BQ1, after 5 years of flight, the stars finally aligned to take a trip to BQ1 for Sunday Lunch.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Late Evening Flying

 The winds finally died down some so we decided to take a 3 ship formation down to EOE to check out the Newberry Airport.

Crazy headwind on the way down, took almost 35 minutes to make it down and 14 minutes to make it back!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

New JPI-730


Should have added this years ago but we finally got around to adding an engine monitor to the little Cherokee.  Picked up a brand new 730 4 cht/egt with RPM, Oil and Temp.  

Now if the weather is willing to cooperate we can get some time to test it out!

Monday, October 26, 2020

First avionics upgrade is complete!

 The little Cherokee finally has had it's first panel upgrade in almost 25 years!

I have had a KLX-135 and KX-155 since I purchased the plane but had always had issues hearing over the radio or intermittent transmit issues.

I finally decided to bite the bullet and pull both my radios, audio panel and broken intercom and replace them with a single ICOM A220 radio.

I could not be happier with the outcome.  I can finally hear crystal clear on the radio and the display is nice and bright and easy to see in direct sun.

I replaced ALL the wires including the headphone/headset jacks to make 100% sure we had all new wiring and no chance of crummy connections.

I've also been able to relocated my iFly 740 GPS to the center of the panel now which creates a more uniform and less cluttered look which I really enjoy.