iOS 8.4 Update

iOS 8.4 Update and Bad Elf GPS

FINALLY! Two and a half months after Apple eft over thousands of pilots that relied on external GPS units for their aviation apps, the release of iOS 8.4 has arrived and I can say with [...]

Hartford, WI KHXF Sectional

2015 Tailwind and Buttercup Fly In

I just opened a letter in the mail from Jim Stanton (the guy that wrote the Wittman Tailwind W10 Builder’s Manual) with an invitation to the 2015 Tailwind and Buttercup Fly In taking place at [...]

Air Nav Pro iOS 8.3

iOS 8.3 Wrecked My Bad Elf GPS!

The boss needed someone to pick up a customer from Baker City, Oregon so I volunteered. I’ve been to Baker City several times and it’s an easy, direct flight, but for today’s flight my iPad [...]

My New Year’s Resolution: 150 Hours of Flight

Happy New Year, everyone. The Tailwind isn’t back in the air yet so no new videos or photos to share. To get myself motivated to have 11018 flying soon, I have resolved to fly her [...]

Sim-Outhouse Updated Wittman Tailwind Models

I’ve been quite busy with life’s activities for the past few months. Unfortunately that hasn’t involved any flying nor working on the Tailwind, so my apologies to those who have found my little corner of [...]

Wright Brothers, Kitty Hawk, NC

Happy Birthday to Aviation

The weather’s been as low as single digits and topping out in the 20’s during the day. It’s just too cold to work on the Tailwind in an unheated hangar so I haven’t got anything [...]

Harold Passow, Where Are You?

I’ve been trying to track down N11018’s builder, Harold Passow, for a few months now. I mailed a letter to his last known airport — KARV Lakeland Airport/Noble F. Lee Memorial Field — in September [...]

N11018 Merry Christmas

Christmas Cards Have Arrived!

Pretty much everyone knows not to expect a Christmas card from me. I’m not anti-Christmas or anti-holiday. I’ve just never felt the desire to send out cards except for a few times in my life. [...]

Hangar Floor

Cleaning Out The Hangar

The “new” T-hangar is pretty messy inside because all of the plastic sheeting that was hung on the beams to separate it from the neighboring T-hangars has biodegraded or degraded (or something). This stuff is [...]

Wittman Tailwind Pilot Killed

Some sad news came across the Wittman Tailwind user group wire this morning. A fellow pilot was killed yesterday afternoon during the second flight of his W10 that he had spent several years building. The [...]

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