Five Weeks as Daddy Daycare

Today was honestly a little bittersweet as my daughters daycare opened up again after five weeks. My work had allowed me leave since my daughters daycare was closed due to the Covid-19 virus and the stay at home order in our state. This time really allowed my 3 now 4 year old daughter (she had […]

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1st Avgeek Meetup of 2020

Mild temperatures made for a great morning to go to the intercontinental hotel at KMSP for the first Avgeek meetup of 2020. Perched on the 12th floor with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the parallel runways (30L and 30R), my wife, daughter, and I enjoyed watching the many take offs and landings, mostly of CRJ’s […]

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Wreathes Across America

One again this year I had the honor of participating in Wreathes Across America at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. This days is for honoring those who are serving, have served, and most importantly, those who have served and passed. The Minnesota Wing Civil Air Patrol, which I am a member of, hosts the ceremony, and […]

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Av Geek-up At KMSP

It’s been awhile since I have done anything aviation related. I am two weeks away from finishing my MBA so I have been focused on that this fall and especially these last few week. Today, however, was a fantastic opportunity to enjoy airplane watching while hanging out with my wife, daughter, and a hundred or […]

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Non Planned IFR

I didn’t start this morning out expecting to get actual instrument time or to fly approaches almost to minimum but that’s how it all turned out. I had today’s flight planned for weeks but it kept getting cancelled. Once was for a last minute need for the plane to go to the CAP cadet flight […]

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Minnesota State Fair

I have spent 3 of the last 4 days at the Great Minnesota Get Together (Minnesota State Fair), 2 for work and today with family. Day 1 was one of the busiest I have ever seen and of course it set an all time records for the first day with over 122,000 visitors. For the […]

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Walking the Airport Fence

My wife and I both work together and during the summer months, rather than working out inside over lunch, we drive to the airport (KSTP) just down the road from our office and walk along the fence. The old terminal building, which has an amazing restaurant over looking the field, also has a great public […]

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