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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Flying and Airplanes

Dover Foxcroft NE STOL

June 12, 2021
Emilie Phillips

After a hiatus last year, the NE STOL series is back this summer with more events than before. There is one event per month, May through September, in the Northeast. Each short field takeoff and landing competition at a different field. This month, the field was Dover-Foxcroft in Maine. Tyson stayed home and worked while […]

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Keene, Sterling, and Potanipo

June 6, 2021
Emilie Phillips

No great adventures to report from this past week. Saturday, Tyson and Isaac flew to Keene for a Bearhawk fly-in. A couple dozen people came. Five-ish people were building Bearhawks. Many of the others were from the local EAA chapter. Tyson was the only one who brought a Bearhawk. Sunday, Tyson and Emilie flew down […]

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Smoke in the cockpit

May 18, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I had my first in-flight emergency Tuesday. It happened on the way back from the mechanic’s with my RV-4. I always do an extra diligent preflight after my plane gets serviced in case they forgot to put something back together. When I first powered on the RV-4, I smelled something like burnt oil. It usually […]

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Ski Plane Skiing

February 28, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Tyson loves using our planes to get to an adventure. Ever since mounting the skis on the Bearhawk this winter, he’s been eyeing the unplowed Gorham airport and the adjacent Bill Hill skiing glade. The upside of flying to the Whites is we don’t have to get up at 5:30AM. The downside is the weather […]

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One last trip to Maine for the year

December 29, 2020
Emilie Phillips

I was so busy most of December preparing for the holidays that I didn’t get out flying much. Yesterday I finally remembered my two flying goals for this year — log as many flights as Tyson and get up to 40 hours for the year. At the beginning of December, I was 5 hours short […]

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We didn’t go on any big adventures this weekend. I was busy making our biannual photo album. Tyson did airplane maintenance. We finished with a small hike up Kidder Mountain. The photo album made me catch up on all the photos I hadn’t processed yet for the year. I posted the photos from the third […]

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Aerial photo hunt

November 21, 2020
Emilie Phillips

Maine Aeronautics sent out an e-mail with an aerial “I Spy”. I took the challenge and tried to get some good aerial photography. The goal was to find and photograph 5 of seven categories a bridge solar panels wind turbines something oval or round a bend, curve, or S-turn in a road or body of […]

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We have two small airplanes, an RV-4 and a Bearhawk, and we have fun flying them to local small airports, and off field landings with other local pilots.

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