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Hi there ūüĎč, my name
is Ian

I've been in and out of the aviation industry for over 14+ years. It all started with a discovery flight when I was at the ripe age of 15. Ever since I have been addicted to airplanes, flying, and the business side of aviation.

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Genuine Aviation Happiness

By Pilot Ian | December 5, 2012

I have missed flying so much, with the current bussiness starting up taking my money, and college consuming my time, it is difficult to fly right now. When I hit rough patches in my life like this, I turn to YouTube to live my love for aviation vicariously through others. Tonight, I found a video […]

Simple Flight Live Show Appearance!

By Pilot Ian | November 26, 2012

Hey everyone! I know my flying life is like a sad kitten without a home (depressing) but there is some good news, I will be on SimpleFlight.net ‘s live show December 9th to speak about my new upcoming aviation business along with I assume my personal flying adventures and life. I hope that you all […]

iPad Mini, a Pilots Dream?

By Pilot Ian | October 24, 2012

With the release of the newest Apple product, the iPad Mini, in their Keynote yesterday October 23, 2012, will it be a game changer in the iPad market for pilots? There is reason to believe that the new iPad Mini released yesterday during Apples keynote presentation has the¬†possibility¬†of revamping the pilots in-flight chart reading experience. […]

NIFA Regionals Flying Bobcats Flight Team

By Pilot Ian | October 7, 2012

What was planned today for the first day of NIFA Regionals in Kent, Ohio? Landings and Nav run practices… What happened today? Studying, swimming, and Gears of War III. As luck would have it our first official day of practices was done before it even began on account for strong gusting winds. This terrible variable […]

Pre-Regional Check-in… Lets got Flying Bobcats!

By Pilot Ian | October 3, 2012

Well most of you hear me time and time again mention how it has been so long since my last post. While yes I have been away for a long while from the blog, I have been working hard in school. As many of you know, my love for aviation stems way further than just […]

Oshkosh 2012: Morning of the Drive

By Pilot Ian | July 22, 2012

Just woke up at 6:30am Eastern time and got right into the shower and got ready in thirty minutes. Now I am just waiting on all the other stragglers to get up and adam. Let’s hope we can blast out of here before 8 am. We are facing an eight hour car ride that will […]

Oshkosh: A Love Story

By Pilot Ian | July 15, 2012

EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh… if you have ever been there you understand the¬†plethora¬†of emotions you feel when you journey to the land of airplanes year in and year out. Some (myself include), have tried to compare the journey to Disney World. Lately however, I have come to the conclusion that there is almost no similarities […]

Time to elevate my RV-8 build!

By Pilot Ian | July 14, 2012

It is finally that time! With the rudder nearly completed, I have begun the elevators in hopes to finish before I go to college in late August. If there is one thing I have learned throughout the year I have been building this tail kit, I have learned you need to always “build on!” when […]

Flying Drought!

By Pilot Ian | June 27, 2012

Hello everyone, The summer is finally winding down (for a little while) and I have free time to write about my flying once more. I will be honest, I have missed writing and using this website more, but when it isn’t a source of income it is hard to prioritize it over the other things […]

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012 countdown begins!

By Pilot Ian | April 25, 2012

As the months begin to pass quicker and quicker I can’t help but get excited for this years AirVenture in Oshkosh hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). AirVenture has been a popular event since it’s begining and ever since, it has grown as the single most cherished aviation event every year. In result, if […]