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“Distilling 101”

This past Monday, April 10th 2023, I had the pleasure of attending McClintok Distilling's "Distilling 101" class with my good friend, Mike. The lovely ladies of our lives gifted both of us this class as a Christmas and birthday gift. It was on the calendar for at least six (6) months. The four (4) of...

Ground School – Week 4

Another week, another new group of studies. This week I received my Jeppesen Private Pilot FAA Airmen Knowledge Test Guide, which I bought a used copy for less than $7. I spent some time starting to test myself on subjects which I already completed in the ground school, just as airplane systems. I felt good...

Ground School – Week 3

Ok this week was definitely slower than the rest thanks to VFR flight planning and navlogs. On Wednesday, I could barely get through one online module because of all the back and forth I was doing with my sectional, POH, E6B, various weather sites, and online learning. I was trying to exercise an attempt to...

Ground School – Week 2

I'm learning to drink from the firehose, sorta ­čśü That was a comment I received from my post about Ground School - Week 1, which I felt was so true for me. This week was filled with lots of really new topics, so a lot to take in, but it felt a bit more manageable...

Ground School – Week 1

Ok, so week 1 was ... A LOT. I would say the biggest challenge I experienced was trying to find the line between "Learning what I need to pass the written" and "Learning to fly the plane" (which I'm currently not doing yet due to my flying club's maximum membership). I didn't do a really good...

Ground School – Week 0

Well, this is it. It's here... GROUND SCHOOL! I'm excited, maybe too excited. Ok here's the plan: Sporty's Learn To Fly ground school for the private pilot certificate Have my books: FAR AIM 2023, ACS, Airplane Flying Handbook, Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, and more Notebook and Pen A clean, dedicated desk just for this...

I’m Gonna Be A Pilot

So this is my first aviation training blog. I've been waiting years to officially pull the trigger on starting this life changing event. My wife and I agreed to complete a number of milestones first before aviation. We've checked them all off the list and so here I am, ready and excited. Background: I first...

How To Quiet Down a Dell PowerEdge R620 & R720

The Dell PowerEdge R620 which I run in my server rack is surprisingly loud. The lowest / quietest fan speed I can set through iDrac is not quiet at all. The "Low Offset" fan profile still continues to run the fans at 60% of their speeds, I decided to attempt to set raw IPMI settings...