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About falcogeorge

I live in New Zealand with my lovely wife Vicki along with our animals on a block of land in Helensville. Back in 1994 I had this crazy idea to build a plane. Since then its been a huge part of my life. My day job has varied over the years. I started out as a computer engineer and now I'm an airline pilot. Namely an Airbus A320 Captain. You would think that would tire me of flying but airline flying isn't really flying. The small planes are fun and make me remember why I started flying in the first place. This blog is a demonstration of some of the crazy ideas that pop into my head from time to time. The way I see it, life is too short to not give these wild ideas a go. I don't mind if people think I'm crazy. I probably am.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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The Final Fling

What a week it has been. Frantic but fun. The Falco has been torn down again and packed into the container for its trip home. We've had a bit of time to look around some of the LA beaches and … Continue reading

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Mum, it’s too hot!

Friday I woke up feeling not so great again. Fortunately I didn't have a lot to do so after a bit of a sleep in I ventured out to the hangar feeling decidedly dodgy. After an hour or so of … Continue reading

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Disassemble begins..again!

What a day. It started yesterday I guess. When I was boarding in Auckland I was feeling decidedly dodgy. Bu the time we got airbourne I was a bit shaky and nauseous. I wasn't going to eat but when I … Continue reading

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Flickr pics.

I’ve uploaded my photos to Flickr for you to look through. Appreciate these are just iPhone pictures. Darryn will have the fancy pictures. Still, there may be one or two I haven’t blogged with. Feel free to rummage through them. … Continue reading

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Reflection time – Part 3. Tourism

I've spoken of my impressions of the people experience and the flying experience but what of the tourism? The scenery and physical aspects of the trip. It's not until you learn to fly small planes, or at least travel in … Continue reading

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Reflection Time – Flying (Part 2)

  The flying aspect was always set to be an experience in itself. We are going to be facing a lot of new procedure and experiencing situations that until now were nearly theory. So how did it go? Firstly we … Continue reading

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