Showing posts from July, 2012

Oshkosh 2012

I just returned from Oshkosh AirVenture in the Cirrus yesterday.  Had a great time working the booth for ForeFlight and meeting hundreds of folks.  I had the privilege of giving 4 talks throughout the week about using the iPad for flying and was hopefully able to share a few new tips in the process. My wife and I flew up on Saturday (2 days before the show) to give us time to wait out any WX that may have cropped up.  Last year we ended up making a few short stops trying to get around the back side of a storm. This year there was a storm just west of KFLD, our final destination, but it was moving so slowly that even though it took 5 hours to get up there we easily made it into the airport.  Here's what we saw using Stratus and ForeFlight Mobile 4.6 as we were under Chicago ATC control on our way north. As usual, Fond Du Lac was low-key when we arrived.  That's something I can truly appreciate with how much other stuff is involved with exhibiting at a show as big as Ai

It is now safe to turn off your cockpit

This isn't what I want to see on my cockpit avionics.  Apparently I removed the USB stick too quickly while it was rebooting.  The underlying Windows operating system revealed itself with a dialog saying "It is now safe to turn off your computer" and a button that said "Restart".  Not being able to actually click anything, I had to make due with a circuit breaker reset.