get asked some pretty interesting questions. We will do our
best to answer them on this page. If you don't see an answer to
your question, please use the "Contact Us" button and sent it to
the photos and logbook be copied or downloaded?
the content on this website is copyright protected including the
Vintage Flying logo, all the photos and the logbook.
What kind of camera do you use to take the photos on the
Photos were taken with a
36 megapixel Nikon D800 with a Nikkor
28-300 mm vibration reduction (VR) lens.
You refer to "we" in your logbook. Who is with
solo most all of the time. Pilots respond to Air Traffic
Control (ATC) with the pronoun "we" even if they are flying
alone. Charles Lindbergh wrote a book about his
historic flight titled "WE." Perhaps the
"we" I refer to includes you.
What is your primary means of navigation and communication?
a stopwatch and compass backed up by a Garmin 296 GPS. We have a Icon
A23 transceiver radio strapped to the left leg.
How high can the Piper Cub fly?
flown the Cub a number of times just above 9,000 feet above sea
level. It takes a very long time to climb to that
altitude. Generally we look for lift to assist us.
How fast do you fly?
cruise consistently at 75 miles per hour. Headwinds and
tailwinds effect our ground speed.
Do you follow a rigid flight plan and itinerary?
sure don't. Weather conditions often change our planned
route of flight. We have never completed one of these
adventures as planned, but then, that's why they are adventures.
How long does it take to develop your flight plan each year and
when do you start your planning?
generally start the initial planning in January. We pick
destinations that provide for adventure and attempt to find
routing that takes us over beautiful and interesting terrain.
The planning continues until the day we leave.
Who did your logo artwork?
Joe Jones of Artworks Studio Inc. He combines
his passion for aviation and art to produce images that bring
the romance of aviation to your heart. (http://www.artworksstudioinc.com/)
When you land at a small airport at the end of the day, how do
you get to a hotel?
Angels are generally there. I've come to rely on them.