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East to the Steppes – Ukraine summer fly-in

Last summer, I attended a summer fly-in at Uzhhorod, near the Slovakian border. This was to be a joint event involving AOPA, Uzhhorod Airport, the Padonki International Motorcycle Club and the Ukraine Development Institute of Flight Technologies. It was a … Continue reading

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Winter & Spring, 2011-2012

After many comments regarding my lack of updates…an update…finally.  Apologies with no excuses. After spending the winter, which seemed to flash by in an instant, at home in Reno, Nevada I returned to the small Northern Italian village of Nervesa della … Continue reading

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Windsock in Italy – July 2012

For the past month I’ve been using the farm runway/hangar home of a family that have become close friends, the Marchi family.  They have invited me to use their facility as a base while I stay in a hotel nearby … Continue reading

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Captain Biff: I’m okay after earthquake in Italy

Latest News – May 20, 2012 Yes, it’s amazing…you get two updates within days of each other. So there I was…in the sack, out like a light, middle of the night, probably snoring…and my dream turns to jello. The hotel … Continue reading

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Biff returns to Italy

May 15, 2012 Yes, I’m painfully aware that it has been a long time since this message service has been updated. Life certainly can get busy at times. After spending the winter back home in Nevada I have finally returned … Continue reading

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The Staggerwing in Italy

The Red Rockette in Italy The journey from St. Georgen airfield in Austria to Italy began back on Sept 27, 2011.  I was pleasantly surprised by the president of the local aero club stating that he and his family, who … Continue reading

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Leaving Austria – not easy

The last report left the Red Rockette and this old duffer busy getting ready to leave the lovely, historic soaring site of Spitzerberg just east of Vienna, Austria.  Just a couple of days prior to leaving, a crew from Austrian … Continue reading

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Journey to Austria earlier than expected–July 11, 2011

Well, it’s been a beautiful day in Zell am See, Austria. But why am I here when I had planned to go to Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and Italy from Cyprus prior to Austria? In June, 2011, I had traveled from … Continue reading

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Touring Petra and Wadi Rum

Going back a few days into last week I mentioned that I had found a tour operator and made arrangements to head south from Amman, Jordan to the ancient city of Petra. I will leave the major tourist info for … Continue reading

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Touring Jordan-Part 2

Friday, 14 Jan 2011 I left off several days ago saying that flight clearances had delayed me here in Amman, Jordan. The clearance issue revolved around the fact that after I arrive at my next destination, Paphos, Cyprus, I intend … Continue reading

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