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

KCRE Trip

 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.  


Before



After

Monday, October 5, 2020

Weekend Flying

Some absolutely beautiful flying this weekend, the weather couldn't have been better for visibility and winds.  

Just did a quick hop up to EQY for lunch and to test out my new GoPRO mount and camera.  While I like the placement of the new mount I'm not sold on it's sturdiness.  I do like that it's just a clamp and not affixed to the plane however.

I also toyed around with recording in 4K at 60FPS so both of these videos are extremely high definition.  However the file sizes are huge which makes editing them a real pain, so not sure I'll record more at this resolution, but they look nice.



This was a morning flight up to EQY and it was very smooth, no bumps at all.


This was a later afternoon flight and while the sky was clear it was much more bumpy and I had to fight the winds all the way back.  Luckily it's a short hop.  I tried to find some cleaner air at 3k with no luck so just had to ride it out till LKR.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Quick flight to MEB

 So just out doing some local flying, was wanting to try and fly to CRE but the clouds were just dropping too much to risk getting stuck so instead just made it over to MEB to check out some of the old commercial airliners parked there.









Thursday, September 24, 2020

Some Late Evening Flying

For the first time since my training and for the first time ever in the Cherokee, I was able to sneak down to the airport at dusk and get in some late evening / night flying.  It was a beautiful calm and clear night, perfect flying weather.



 

Monday, September 21, 2020

The coolest picture

 So was just taking a friend to pick up his plane after it's annual and on the way back we flew some formation and he captured the coolest picture I have ever had taken of the plane.  

This is just the most awesome picture, turn to final on Rwy6


And here are a few more shots from that flight.