Friday, April 23, 2010

Custom wheels

Funny aviation one-liners

'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'
- US.Air Force Manual -

'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
- Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-

'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.'
- Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-

'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
-Unknown Author-

'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
- Fixed Wing Pilot-

'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
-Multi-Engine Training Manual-

'Without ammunition, the Air Force is just an expensive flying club.'
-Unknown Author-

'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echos.'
If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because by then you'll be the pilot.'
-Pre-flight Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot-

The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviationare:'Did you feel that?' 'What's that noise?' and'Oh S...!'
-Authors Unknown-

'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'
-Basic Flight Training Manual-

'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
- Emergency Checklist-

'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.'
- Attributed to Max Stanley ( Northrop test pilot) -

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunspots Safaris in Google LBC

Now, even Google Local Business Center knows about Sunspots Safaris :-)

New Sunspots Safaris page on

Just finished putting up a page for Sunspots Safaris on (another Portland-based internet company, in fact):

Kimihia Hunting Safaris photos

Just added a Flickr album for Kimihia hunting packages in New Zealand.


Added an album of New Zealand hunting photos at Webshots.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Loving my new plane cover!

Just got my new airplane cover from, and I'm REALLY impressed with the fit, the materials, fasteners, etc. It's really first-rate, fit perfectly, good quality heavy-duty zippers and snaps, and looks great. Easy to put on too. Nice embroidery of my plane's tail number on the cover and the cowl plugs. And Jim, the owner of the company, definitely has a sense of humor as you can see if you read a bit of his site.

New Zealand hunting website

Just finished launching a new website for my buddy Rodney at Sunspots's for New Zealand hunting packages. He's got all sorts of cool packages put together for hunting red stag, chamois, himalayan bull tahr, etc....all those animals that the thoughtful European settlers brought with them before they realized that New Zealand doesn't have any predators big enough to control those populations :-) So hunting has become very popular, not only because there's a plethora of game available, but it's also some pretty spectacular countryside...check out some of the photo galleries from inside the packages on the site.