Fabrice Kunzi is doing a great job disseminating information about how the transition to ADS-B in the National Airspace System will affect General Aviation.  Click the logo above.

General Aviation

For my birthday, I wanted to try to get a few friends together somewhere fun and relaxing, like a beach. Ultimately, we settled on Katama (1B2) whi...
It's going to be a busy flying weekend coming up and as all pilots do, the pre-planning has been dancing around in my head all week.Onlin...
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As any hobby should be, aviation is challenging, interesting, and can be extremely rewarding… in various ways. Mastering flying technique, executin...
Yet another epic trip. It just wasn't our time to die. Things worked out. We had been crossing over the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia...
Almost seven decades has passed but Abe Shamis has lived with a constant reminder of the day his B-17 was shot down over Austria during World War I...
Friend Cedarglen's recent comment on this old post has motivated me to at least check in and sort of explain myself. Yes it has been four months, a...
“A good pilot is always learning”During my 8 years of flying as an FAA  private pilot, I tried my best to stick to this mantra. From flying my...
I was recently in England and had an epiphany about the beer engine.  I felt like a rube in the Continent - I should have known this a long ti...
Eddie Van Halen ca. 1977 via Wikipedia by Chris Findley, CFI, CFII Pilots are perfectionists –the good ones anyway.  They’re the ones y...
In the last post in this series I discussed some creative financing plans to help people reduce the high upfront cost of getting a pilot license. ...
A while ago I was contacted by Glen Maxson; he's a retired Information Technology engineer from Intel who has started a website specifically abou...
I mention in my book about my childhood interest in Astronomy.  After I lost my initial telescope in a fire during my time in college, I went witho...
In my list of little victories I am proud to have defeated my addiction to watching blog traffic statistics every day. To be fair, visits to this b...
With so much other stuff going on, I haven’t updated my flying blog in quite a long time. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been f...
John Gillespie Magee, Jr. was 19 years-old become fighter pilot in for the RAF in 1941 and died later that year in battle. He wrote this Poem on th...

Mayday over the Mississippi

Link to excellent interview with pilot that successfully managed a complete engine failure... in IMC!