Author Archive for John Mittell

I am a former Naval Aviator, currently flying an ASW27, "BZ" out of Moontown airport near Huntsville, AL.

March 11 at Seminole – A Nugget’s View of the Seniors

Today we gathered Florida’s “liquid sunshine”.  We had the scheduled 0945 all pilot’s meeting and received the brief as though we were going to fly.  The CD cancelled flight operations about 1100. Although we saw rain, all day, it did not dampen the spirits of those who are here.  We all attended the “Welcome Seniors”…

March 10 at Seminole – A Nugget’s View of the Seniors

As Frank said, this was the first official practice day.  It started with the all pilots safety meeting at 0930 as scheduled.   This meeting is to get every pilot on the same page as the contest organizers.  We were given the basic launch and recovery procedures, as well as weather, general plan for the contest,…