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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Doug's Domain

Doug Vetter, ATP/CFI

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Doug's Miscellaneous Aviation Articles

(Image: Catskills Mountains, Winter 2002)
The Catskills Mountains
from the perspective of the Hudson Valley, NY, Winter 2002

Sometimes I write about things that don't fit in any of the other sections. Check out my grab-bag of articles!

Tailwheel Flight Review Tired of the usual flight review I decided to spice things up a bit and do it in a tailwheel airplane, and not just any tailwheel: a Cubcrafters Top Cub.
APRS Tracking Experiment An aircraft tracking experiment made possible by the Amateur Radio Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) Network.
ATP Certificate A dream 19 years in the making, read what I went through to obtain my ATP certificate in October of 2005.
Diver Driver Funny how life works. Little did I know when I started skydiving a year ago I'd soon be helping others experience the rush of freefall. Read the article describing my first experiences as a jump pilot, a.k.a. "diver driver".
Crew Procedures I've been flying in a crew environment for hundreds of hours, so I figured I'd finally put into writing the science I've made of our C172 aircraft operations. This is more of a reference document than a traditional article, but I think you'll find it an easy read. As always, if you have comments or questions about this, feel free to contact me.
Skydive! And now for something completely different. After flying airplanes for more than 15 years, I decided to jump out of one. This is the story of my first tandem skydiving experience. Strap on your chute and check it out!
ATP MEI Program In June of 2002 I took a five day Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI) course at ATP, Inc. Here's the full account of that adventure.