January 5, 2019

About 10 years ago, a friend of mine knew I was on a mission to unearth the aeronautical history of Rockland County. He told me to go find the mechanic on the field at Randall Airport. He goes by Mac and he's a walking encyclopedia of historical significance. A man who...

January 2, 2018

In aviation, there is something called a "Traffic Pattern" and it refers to the proper flying procedures for taking off and landing at an airport.  It exists for safety purposes and to obviously avoid a mid-air collision with other landing and departing traffic.  While...

March 5, 2014

10 years ago, the US Government deemed me fit to pilot an aircraft. It says it on the license that I have been qualified to "exercise the privilege" of Private Pilot. It has truly been a privilege and I still get the ultimate high every time the wheels leave the ground...

June 12, 2013

Neal Hill flying at Cessna 172-SP to dinner at Oxford Ct 121.

June 4, 2013

A quick video showing a pancake fly-in at Kline Kill Airport in Ghent NY. Departure from Randall Airport. Pilot - Richard MacVicar. Aka - Mac.

March 6, 2013

Richard "Mac" MacVicar. A&P Mechanic of Randall Airport in Middletown NY since the 1960s. Recently celebrated his 85th bday, still fying, still working, still doing annuals, just wrote a book at aviation, and still keeping us all smiling with his stories and great sens...

September 6, 2011

Got to the enjoy the day splashing around in a jet powered Maule. Landed in a couple lakes, then over to a couple grass strips. You can land this bird anywhere!

June 30, 2011

The Golden Age of aviation is still alive today in the use of these old grass strip airports that still exist. Years before long paved runways that land airliners, biplanes would navigate with little or no instruments and land (sometimes in the dark) on these small gra...

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