The FAA’s Proposed UAS “Drone” Laws are Available for Public Comment

Link to the complete set of proposed laws, and where you can comment: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2015-0150-0017 Summary of proposed laws: Operational Limitations • Unmanned aircraft must weigh less than 55 lbs. (25 kg). • Visual line-of-sight (VLOS) only; the unmanned aircraft must remain within VLOS of the operator or visual observer. • At all times the small…



Winter Play

Having worked through physical therapy for my shoulder, and being fully cleared by my doctor… I’m officially a healed, rehabilitated, physically able-bodied person again!  And despite record cold and getting trounced with snow, I’ve been doing by best to get out and fly when I can. Here are a couple recent shots from doing some…



TBT: First Loops

My first loop was on the day of Scott “Loop It” Jewell’s service.  He was loved by so many, and as such his service was very well attended by pilots from near and far.  It was also forecasted to be a classic flying day in Ellenville. It was a perfect impromptu memorial fly in!  And…



TBT: Tandems All Over

Some memorable flights with dad……



The Man on the Silver Mountain

EDIT:  A few people have expressed concern regarding the Eagle footage in this video.  I would like to share a public response to better explain the manor in which this footage was captured: I appreciate your concern, and I think your heart is absolutely in the right place.  All birds, Eagles most of all, need to be protected, cared…



Inaugural Ramp Launch

If you haven’t heard, New York State has been working on giving many of the scenic overlooks in the area a face-lift.  One of those overlooks is home to the Ellenville Ramp, which we use when wintery conditions prevent us from driving up the dirt road to our usual launch(s).  In addition to revamping the…



Shoulder Health, Part I

I’ve been involved in a dangerous activity for a long time, but it’s only caught up with me in a few instances. In 1998 I broke my right wrist, in 1999 I sprained and dislocated my left shoulder, and in 2003 I broke my left ankle… all playing hockey. No, it wasn’t flying, and maybe…



TBT: Just a regular kid… at some random flying site



Happy Frozen Voights

It was a great, cold and challenging day at Ellenville today… and it’s really special to get to share it with Dad.



Sunrise

One nice thing about these short winter days… it’s a lot easier to get up to watch the sun rise!  Inspirational.