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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots

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2010/07/22 FOG Trip to Mohave and Tour of Edwards Air Force Base
π 2010-07-22 00:00 in Flying
Dan Dyer organized another fly out group trip for us to visit Edwards Air Force Base. We flew to Mohave spaceport.

Wind Mill Farm by Mohave
Wind Mill Farm by Mohave

Airliner Graveyard at Mohave Spaceport
Airliner Graveyard at Mohave Spaceport




The next morning, we drove in style to Edwards AFB (we couldn't get bus, so Dan got us some limos :) ).

We first got a tour of the NASA facility, and we then got to see the flightline (which we were not allowed to photograph) and ended with the base's museum, where we got a lecture on how to fly safely in the surrounding restricted and military training areas.









Nice picture of the dry lake by Edwards
Nice picture of the dry lake by Edwards






this is the lift used to hoist the space shuttle on top of the 747 that would fly it back to Florida
this is the lift used to hoist the space shuttle on top of the 747 that would fly it back to Florida

It was a definitely an interesting trip, I was quite thankful that they allow us visit what is otherwise an active military base. We didn't quite get to see an F35, except a distant peak through a hangar (I guess we couldn't quite expect to show up while they were doing VTOL hover testing :) ), but what we did get to see closer was pretty cool.

The flight home was pretty uneventful, which I guess is a good thing :)



Thanks Dan for organizing this for us.


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