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Texas-Flyer.com

This site is a clearinghouse of images I've
taken -- and stories I've written -- about
my adventures flying my ultralight and
LSA around the great state of Texas.

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If you're interested in aviation, you should join the local EAA or USUA chapter. You don't need to be a pilot or own an aircraft to participate. I'm a member of the local EAA chapter, Chapter 347... check out
their web site

This cartoon exemplifies the kind of
flying I do... and the trouble I can get into!

 

For more information about ultralight flying...



United States Ultralight Association



Experimental Aircraft Association



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NOTE: If you desire to use any of the photographs found in this web site, I grant limited, one-time rights to use them given the following: proper attribution is provided (e.g., "Photo by Robert Laird"), the image will not be changed in any way, and that you email me directly with your name, email, where/how the image is to be used, and the publication/web site/etc. it will be used in. Though I do not require it, I would consider it a nice gesture if you would also provide a link back to Texas-Flyer.com.

 Articles/Stories - Year 2008
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2008 Robert Laird
 [1-12-2008]
A Short Flight With Jimmy Young
 http://blogs.chron.com/lightflight/
   
 Articles/Stories - Year 2007
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2007 Robert Laird
 [8-25-2007]
More Local Flying
 http://blogs.chron.com/lightflight/
   
 Articles/Stories - Year 2006
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2006 Robert Laird
 [8-12-2006]
Ferrying A Challenger
 [9-2-2006]
Waller Flying  
   
Articles/Stories - Year 2005
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2005 Robert Laird
[9-5-2005]
The Aventura's Last Trip
 
 
Articles/Stories - Year 2004
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2004 Robert Laird
[2-5-2004]
John's CH701 Journey
[story and photos by John Crosley]
 [3-11-2004]
Ricks Crash
 
Articles/Stories - Year 2003
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2003 Robert Laird
[1-19-2003]
The Sandbar Landing
 [5-24-2003]
Minnesota to Houston -- Ferrying the Buccaneer
 [9-6-2003]
Mustang Beach
 [10-4-2003]
Scout Flyover
  [11-29-2003]
Wimberley
 
 
Articles/Stories - Year 2002
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2003 Robert Laird
[3-23-2002]
My Cross-Country Trip to Seguin
[4-5-2002]
My Brothers New Plane
[4-13-2002]
A trip down Matagorda way; but a foggy start
[4-20-2002]
The MS 150 Bike Ride, Houston to Austin
[4-28-2002]
Pierce Airfield, Matagorda
[5-06-2002]
SportFlyer Fly-In, Engine Out
[5-19-2002]
Bolivar Ferry and Lighthouse
[6-7-2002]
Calhoun County (Port Lavaca) Airport
[7-5-2002]
Bolivar Peninsula and Chambers County Airport
 [8-17 - 8-19-2002]
Ferrying My New Plane
[10-5-2002]
Circumnavigating Houston
[11-23-2002]
Wharton for 4   
 
Articles/Stories - Year 2001
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2003 Robert Laird
[5-19-2001]
A Typical Weekend, Flying my Quicksilver
[6-25-2001]
My Rossi Trike
 
Articles/Stories - Year 2000
All articles and photographs are Copyright 2000-2006 Robert Laird

[10-15-2000]
My Ultralight Training




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Reference Library links:

  Airmans Information Manual (AIM)

http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/media/pcg.pdf

 
 

SkyVector on-line sectionals

http://skyvector.com/#4-33-2-512-1600

 
  AeroPlanner - trip planning http://www.aeroplanner.com
 
  AirNav - airport directory, fuel stops http://www.airnav.com
 
  Flight calculators

http://www.pilotfriend.com/calcs/calculators/calculators.htm

 
  Great aviation weather

http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KCLL&state=TX