Flying around DC in 1967

Submitted by John Burke 1967-05-03 Cessna N2220G 182 230 LGB/NEEDLES/WINSLOW/ALBUQUERQUE /DALHART/GAGE/KANSAS CITY/ CHICAGO(HOWELL) /CLEVELAND /SCHENECTADY /BEDFORD MS(HANSCOM) /WESTCHESTER CO /WASHINGTON VA(BAILEY’S CROSSROADS, VA) We were over Baltimore Friendship...

Miracle on the Hudson Jeppsen Chart

US Airways Flight 1549 was an Airbus A320-214 which, three minutes after takeoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on January 15, 2009, struck a flock of Canada geese just northeast of the George Washington Bridge and consequently lost all engine power....

Oh No! We Forgot Fernando!

I had signed up for a Sunday Angel Flight. Dennis Lord would fly the first leg. We would pick up 7 year old Larry and his Dad and I would fly them to Santa Monica (SMO) where Larry would be seen by UCLA staff the next day. This was a two flight mission. Pilot #1 would...

Smoke Eagles Aircraft Prior to 1964

Written by Peter Hayes in a letter to John Burke When I joined the club in January of 1958 we had a  Cessna 120 (it wasn’t a 140….the 120 didn’t have flaps) N1700V (don’t know the year), together with a Piper Tri-Pacer which I never flew....

Sometimes Driving is the Way to Go

I left KFUL on a Thursday after lunch for a meeting in San Luis Obispo (SBP) Thursday night and all day Friday. I told my wife I’d be back Friday night. Our first Winter of 2002 storm was headed to LA but hadn’t reached us yet. I took off on an IFR plan into...