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Caribbean Puddle Jumpers

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One winter afternoon, my wife, Heidi, and I were looking at a map of the Western Hemisphere in our hangar. We were reminiscing about...
Flying along the west coast of the Dead Sea.

Italy to Israel in a GlaStar

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It's quite understandable that it took about 5 months of preparation for the most beautiful flight in my 20 years light aircraft flying. But...
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Around the World in 59 Days

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In the Beginning, the Dream... Since I was a child, I had the dream of building an airplane and flying it around the world. Now,...
The other useful piece of equipment essential for the Australian Outback – the fly hat!

Third Time Across Australia

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Sue and I have twice taken the GlaStar on flying safaris across Australia. In those trips we flew as tag-alongs with Stawell Aviation. This...
Coast above Derby, not a good area for an outlanding.

Around Australia in the GlaStar

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Three years almost to the day after completing my 15-year GlaStar build, Sue and I have returned from our 4,653 nm around Australia flight....

Trevor Berg’s Sportsman on Floats

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Here are a few postcards from Trevor Berg and his Sportsman on floats. These are some of my favourite because they are all taken on...
Lakes and Suttons over Idaho. Photo: Arlo Reeves.

Smiley Creek 2017

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The tenth annual Smiley Creek Fly-in was even better than usual, which is surprising in that we've already had so many memorable ones. But...
Smiley Creek flightline. Photo: Dave Hulse

Smiley Creek 2016 is a Success

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It's Sunday morning and I'm watching our GlaStar and Sportsman airplanes departing Smiley Creek airport. There are still a few of us hanging around here...

So You Want to Fly to Canada, eh?

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You can easily fly into and through Canada on your way to Alaska, if you know the procedures and follow them. However, getting set...

Tom Needham’s Sportsman Repair Project 2016

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Editor’s note: This is a personal request from Ted Setzer to raise funding for a fuselage cage replacement, labor and travel costs for Tom...

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