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Yet another rebuild

The last iteration of this site was skinned with a theme created in version 4.1 of Artisteer. It was fine at the time, ย but ever since I got into the Genesis Framework from Studiopress coupled with Dynamik Website Builder from Cobalt Apps, I have been itching to rebuild it using this fantastic combination. What you…

C-FWZZ officially re-launched

My site devoted to C-FWZZ, the Piper Aircraft Corporation PA-23-250-C “Aztec” that I was in care and control of for over 16 years, has just today been officially re-launched and is running on WordPress 3.2.1. Initially created in June of 2005 while I was in Quebec City, Quebec and in of all things, Microsoft FrontPage,…

First solo cross country

<YYC โ€“ TH-FH โ€“ WED 28 JUL 2010 โ€“ 1. – 0121> 03 April 1972 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: First Solo Cross Country! Piper Cherokee 140 – PA-28-140, CF-YTY: YXE – YQW – YPA – YXE; 3:05 WOW! Freedom! First solo cross country flight! I remember following along the north shore of the North Saskatchewan river,…

First solo

25 August 1971 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: First Solo! Piper Cherokee PA-28-140, CF-YTZ, Ray’s Flying Service – Vern Forbes, instructor: 10 minutes; one circuit on runway 08 ! First solo! WOW! I was not certain that this day was going to be โ€œthe dayโ€; Vern had only previously mentioned that he thought I was ready; on…

First flying lesson

08 August 1970 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: The Start: First flight! Piper Cherokee PA-28-140, CF-YTZ, Ray’s Flying Service – Vern Forbes, instructor: 35 minutes! My career in aviation officially begins at age 15 years, 3 months, 8 days with my first flying lesson; thanks Dad ๐Ÿ™‚ The book by Arthur Hailey got me interested but seeing…