Other Stuff Ramblings

I Didn’t Win Powerball, But I’m Keeping The King Air Dream Alive!

As I checked my numbers for Saturday’s Powerball, I immediately saw that someone had in fact won the jackpot. And it wasn’t me. Again!

Before checking the numbers, we took a quick trip to the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. I’ve lived here way too long to have never visited. And it’s almost equally as bad that I didn’t take any pictures. But there are lots to be seen on Flickr and I posted some below:

The museum is fantastic and should be seen for the Spruce Goose alone. But they have a great selection of aircraft that delight on their own merits.

Upon returning to the house, the bug to fly was really hitting me hard. So naturally I went surfing for King Air videos and found these two that I think you’ll enjoy.

The first is a great landing in Nelson, BC, set to the sound of Chris Cornell performing Seasons:


The second is the absolutely disgusting commercial for the King Air. Even if I was that wealthy, I’d like to think this ad would turn my stomach. You be the judge:

Long story short, I’m very seriously considering joining the OSU flying club, which makes getting your license and access to aircraft, very reasonable. Gotta live the dream in any capacity you can right?!



If I Win Powerball, I Think I’ll Get a 90GTi

King Air C90GTi that is.

Hawker Beechcraft C90GTi King Air

The missus and I just finished a weekend road trip in the 5’er to Vancouver for a night at the Heathman Lodge. On the way back down I-5, we saw the sign for the $143mil Powerball and started fantasizing about what we’d do with a net of like $35mil, after cash up front (50%) and taxes (~50%). At the top of my list would be flying lessons to get my license and acquire a King Air to fly us and our friends around the west coast.

A 30k foot ceiling and pressurized cabin allows us to fly over the weather. Leather seating for six plus pilot, and even a lavatory makes for a comfortable ride. A 1200mi range at 300 miles per hour would allow us to easily hit the Bay Area, or Seattle, or Vegas, in less than a day.

Hawker Beechcraft C90GTi King Air

It’s fun to dream and it made the miles melt away pretty quickly. What crazy vehicle expenditure would you make?