All posts by Ramona Cox

The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

Pine, Mountain, Lake, Airpark, BenzingThe best kept secret in the Sierras:  Pine Mountain Lake Airpark (PML), located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the town of Groveland, California, is known for its temperate climate and statistically averages 300 days of sunshine a year.  Having built a home on the runway in the 80’s and resided there for 8 1/2 years, I can confirm those statistics are accurate.  Since then it has grown and is now home to aviation legends and airshow pilots whose names include Clay Lacy, Wayne Handley, Melissa and Rex Pemberton and the owners of the log cabin home featured in this article, airshow performer Vicky Benzing and her husband Jeff. Continue reading The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

2014 HangarSphere Holiday Gift Guide

MotoArtTop Holiday Gifts With Attitude AND Altitude

Great For The Hangar, The Office, & The Home

Like most of us, right about now you’re probably looking for something “different” to give as a holiday gift. If you’re a commercial operation such as an FBO, maybe you’re pondering the 2015 budget to see what’s needed for the upcoming year. If you’re an aviator with a hangar or hangar/home shopping for that special someone or possibly treating yourself, I may have taken a little of the legwork out of this dilemma with the suggestions below. The range is vast to meet most every budget from frugal to flamboyant with a balanced emphasis on functionality which is often thrown out of the window during the holiday season. And best of all, some of the companies included will provide a discount for HangarSphere readers if you use the code HS2014. Continue reading 2014 HangarSphere Holiday Gift Guide