The good news is that the GPS on the 340 is no longer intermittent

The bad news is that it is fully broke. Which is sorta good, as it will be easier to find the issue.

Had a great day of flying today. Flew to KJXN and had brunch with Aaron.

We landed nearly at the exact same time. talked, ate, talked some more,  showed the planes to some kids, and flew away.

It was a good day.

Having said that, the GPS shit-the-bed about halfway to Jackson, and I had to do real VFR flying and navigating. Which is getting harder to do as the FAA decommissions more and more navaids. But I remembered how to fly without GPS and made it there and back. Compass headings and wind corrections and VFR landmarks.

Sadly, no pics that are worth showing, as I fell down on the job of photographer.

As we were preflighting, a dad with kids showed up at the fence, and we invited them to see the planes up close. I discovered that Aaron is REALLY good with kids, a skill I lack.

Then with them back behind the fence, we fired up the engines and I followed Aaron out and we taxiied to the runway, A quick runup and he was off.

He (Aaron) had issues with birds on takeoff, I heard him report it and climbed faster (nice having a twin sometimes) and never saw the birds.

Overall, it was a good day of flying. 49 minutes more or less each way, clear skies and nearly no wind.

Why’d they let them in?

“Concerned about their welfare in the heat”.

Fuck that, and Fuck Joe Biden too. That’s a bullshit excuse and anyone with the cognitive ability of arugula lettuce knows it.

Shocking moment crowd of 100 migrants storm across Rio Grande, leaving Border Control guards with no choice but to cut razor wire and let them into Eagle Pass after four-hour stand-off in searing 101-degree heat

IF the “Migrants” were hot, then they could have cooled off in the water of the River they crossed. You know, the one that marks the BORDER.

So are they Border Patrol or hand holders?


Hint: It’s summer. In Mexico. It’s ALWAYS 100 F or so. Somehow those people made it that far north in the heat.


Busy at the Range

Fall cleanup.

If we are lucky we might have 15 people show for the work party (and it’ll be the same 15 as last time).

Maybe. 15.

If we are lucky.


Having said that, we need to do the work, so there it is.

If you belong to an organization, whatever it is,  Church, social club, range, biker club, fraternity,  etc.,  and don’t volunteer for the work days, then you need to.


Just sayin’


ETA: we had 8 show up.

8 out of 124 members.



Seems that most successful European countries

Are growing tired of the influx of ‘Migrants” from poorer countries as well.


Germany has had it, and has “Reached it’s limit of Migrant intake“.

And Italy has had enough of Migrants from Norther Africa… The eyetalians want a naval blockade to stop them

The italians are where the migrants stop first, and have had enough. Tired of the crime, the violence, the theft, etc as these North Africans move through the country for other parts of europe….where they will settle in enclaves and be a burden on the society where they stop…bringing yet more crime, more change in the culture and more issues. They aren’t immigrants, they are invaders, just like the folks crossing out southern border here in the US. and like crossing state lines here in the US, once they are inside the borders of an EU country, they can go anywhere in the EU they wish with no restrictions.

They bring the issues of the shithole countries from whence the came to their new homes. Problems that did not exist in the communities where they settle. There is a reason they wish to leave their homes and move to a richer area. Them.

And once people experience a taste of what they bring, those same communities want no more of them. One or two families will acclimatize and assimilate  to the community, ten or a hundred migrants will acclimatize the community to them, and generally not for the better.



Doin’ their best to hide the race

So the two kids who ran down the retired police officer in Vegas ….Deliberately…..while driving a stolen car,  are gonna be charged as adults.

Good. They are depraved individuals who should be locked up (or shot) to protect society….But the media and the authorities are hiding their faces “because they are juveniles”… would seem to me that if they are gonna be charged as adults then they should be otherwise treated as adults…including showing their faces. All we know are names, and accents from hearing their voices in the incriminating video. Why hide their faces?

But the media is doing all they can to hide their race.


I think we all know why.