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This website is home to my Flying Blog as well as aviation files and links.

I’m a Commercial Pilot with Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL), Airplane Single Engine Sea (ASES) and Instrument ratings. I also have Private Pilot privileges for Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL) and Rotorcraft/Helicopter. I’ve been flying since 1989 with about 2,500 hours total. Most of it is in tailwheel aircraft.

My flying time has included: Cessna A185F, Piper PA-18 Super Cub, Cessna 180 amphibian, deHavilland Beaver DHC-2 amphibian, Taylorcraft BC-12D floatplane, Piper PJ3 floatplane, Cub Crafters Sport Cub, Piper J-3 Cub, Robinson R-22 helicopter, Robinson R-44 helicopter, Bell UH-1H “Huey” helicopter, American Champion Super Decathalon, American Champion Citabria Aurora, Diamond Katana DA-20, Beechcraft Duchess, Cessna 182, Cessna 172RG, Cessna 172, Piper Warrior II, and Cessna 152.

Since 2012 I’ve worked for the North Carolina Forest Service as a part-time scout plane pilot flying a 1985 Cessna A185F taildragger. Most of the flying in my job is on forest fires where I provide “eyes in the sky” for the Incident Commander directing the ground firefighting teams. I often work with helicopters or air tankers that drop water on the fires to protect structures and firefighters. I also fly insect damage surveys and other types of forest management flights.

To read about my recent trip to the Idaho back country in my Maule, click the link below.

Andy’s Idaho Adventure Blog

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