Let’s see…

Does a PayPal donation button work?

Hallelujah, it does!

Now I’ve got to spiff up the look of the blog. Bear with me, I’m just getting started…

For the moment, you can jump in the cockpit with me on my last landing in an MU-2 back in 2006, and if you enjoyed it, perhaps you’ll consider dropping a buck or few in the kitty. There’ll be more vids and other cool stuff to come, this is just the beginning:

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About Glenn Horowitz

I'm a 20 year civil courier pilot, retired by multiple sclerosis. From summer of 2011 until December 2013 my efforts went mostly to my first blog, Get Glenn Mobile, to raise the funds needed to convert my Honda Element for wheelchair access and end my virtual housebound confinement. This was realized just after Christmas 2013 when I was able to acquire a superb X-WAV Element, already modified for my use. Though the original goal wasn't met, what was raised, plus my Honda, plus the proceeds of the sale from my mother's car were enough to make it happen. It's an amazing story in itself! Now, after my release from homebound prison, I can augment the journalistic work I'm doing for the American Daily Herald by getting out in public, talking with people, perhaps even getting some media attention to explain why someone as disabled as I am knows these unfunded entitlement programs like Social Security and its 'disability insurance' are bogus and do more harm than good, and in fact why the whole welfare/warfare state is contrived to keep the gravy train rolling for those who benefit while they drain our resources and eat out our substance. Why 'public education' is really public INDOCTRINATION that's become a meat grinder destroying our youth and our future. Why the fiat currency foisted on us by the Federal Reserve for a hundred years has destroyed the dollar and will without doubt cause its collapse. On and on the list goes, and I want to talk with the world about these vital matters. Please visit my new blog, 'Liberty On Wheels' at http://libertyonwheels.com/ if you're interested in learning more!

Posted on August 23, 2011, in Fun Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I have been in the cockpit with Glenn, and regret dearly saying “Well I’ve had the smooth ride on commercial planes, let er rip!”. I am acutely aware now that I would be a poor fighter pilot. It was fun, and it scared the crap out of me at the same time. Once in a lifetime experience regardless. I did actually kiss the ground when we landed! ūüėČ

    • I’m glad you posted this, now I can set the record straight publicly!

      Jason said a lot more than “let er rip!‚ÄĚ I’d asked him if he wanted to ride along on a short maintenance check flight from Smyrna to Nashville. He started lobbying me from the get-go to do something radical, and I demurred, since I absolutely detest pilots who take friends up to give them a good scare because they find it amusing. They’ve just created a living piece of bad press for aviation, which does damage to the whole field.

      When he kept bugging me to do something more extreme, I finally relented. Right after takeoff after I’d cleaned up the airplane, I pitched up to about 12 degrees, and rolled into a 45 degree climbing turn. The results were not very happy, although that maneuver is actually quite mild and doesn’t put any strain on the aircraft. Pulling up to that nose high angle imposed 1.5 Gs at most, and a 45 degree bank is not considered particularly steep.

      I resumed normal smooth flight after Jason became obviously distressed, but I did have to check the autopilot, which essentially had a case of the hiccups, trying to pitch sharply downward when engaged. After verifying the fault, it was obvious that I’d worsened my passenger’s distress, which only deepened my regret.

      After that, I never took a non pilot on a maintenance flight to test faulty equipment, nor did I perform any but the most gentle maneuvers when I had a passenger aboard.

      Jason, I’m sorry I gave you a complex about flying. It’s tempting to get all righteous and tell you it was a demonstration of the cautionary “be careful what you wish for…you may get it” but in fact is was entirely my own lapse of judgement that allowed me to give in. At some point if you’re still interested in flying I hope you pursue it!

  2. I enjoyed that video. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  3. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say
    wonderful blog!

  4. You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the greatest blogs
    on the net. I am going to highly recommend this web site!

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