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

I needed to take a personal day today to get 08Romeo to the doctor. Paging Dr. Roger, Dr. Keith....08Romeo was in good hands. Upon securing 08Romeo...
Despite the lack of an extra hour of sleep, Sunday dawned with a promising blue sky, albeit with a little bit of gusty winds. One of my passengers ...
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...
Being in Singapore has really changed my flying dynamics. While the variety of flight environments and aircraft that I am experiencing has increase...
I waited a year to tell THIS story :-)I had a great time getting my float rating.  I flew this Supercub out of Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ ...
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...
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...
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...

Mayday over the Mississippi

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