For your enjoyment . . . some links that you may find useful or entertaining.
Miscellaneous:


Reserve your own N number.  If you are any kind of self-respecting airplane nut, you need your own N number.  First check to see if the number you want is available:
FAA N Number Search
Once you've found one you like, reserve it:
FAA N Number Reservation


Weathermeister
Perhaps the best general aviation weather site ... ever.  The site is designed and maintained by Dan Checkoway, a well known RV builder and all around good guy.  The fee for the premium version is $4.59 a month, which is a little over the cost of a gallon of 100LL.  There is a spiffy winds aloft optimizer to help you select the ideal cruising altitude for a cross country trip--this alone will pay for itself on one medium-length cross country.
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We recommend and support:


EAA

AOPA

Love them or hate them (and some folks do both) but the wheels would come off the wagon pretty quickly without both of them.

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