Last Friday, I had an opportunity to do some flying with John Trissel at Eagles Nest Airport, in Waynesboro, Virginia.  John is the airport manager at Eagles Nest.

Check out this unique little airport here:









AND, if you want to see what it’s like to land at Eagles Nest, check out this you tube video:

Here’s another picture from the airport’s website:







Last Friday, we were getting John checked out in Don Vreuls’ PA 24-250, a very nice Comanche, I might add!









This airplane also has a fairly impressive instrument panel, with enough toys to keep you occupied for hours, even on a long flight!  Check out the AOA indicator to the left of the airspeed indicator.  If you would like to see more information on this, you can go to  Mark Korin is passionate about using these AOA systems to save lives.  (He was one of my favorite speakers at a recent IA renewal seminar.)








So all in all, it turned out to be a great day at Eagles Nest, and I was grateful for the opportunity.

Thank you John… I really enjoyed flying with you!

And thank you Don… you have a very nice airplane, and it’s always a pleasure to work with you!


One more thing… If any of you out there have any good short runway stories or pictures that you would be willing to share with me, please send me an email:  Thanks!