My experience as a rusty pilot – Part IV

Editor's Note: Welcome to the final installment of Chris McGonegle’s experience as a rusty pilot - a relatable category for many. Chris is an...
172 landing

My experience as a rusty pilot – Part III

Editor's Note: Welcome to part three of a four-part series on Chris McGonegle’s experience as a rusty pilot - a relatable category for many....

My experience as a rusty pilot – part II

Editor's Note: Welcome to part two of a four-part series on Chris McGonegle’s experience as a rusty pilot - a relatable category for many....

My experience as a rusty pilot

Welcome to part one of a four-part series on Chris McGonegle’s experience as a rusty pilot - a relatable category for many. Chris is...

What I Learned While Learning to Fly – Four Tips for Aspiring Student Pilots

Pilots are an eager group to get new prospective students into the flying community. As of December 31, 2018 there were 167,804 student pilots...

Giving back – a fun day at the airport

Like many of you, my flying has been on a hiatus for the past few weeks. Due to the government-ordered shut down of many...
Grass runway

Why taildraggers improve your flying skills – and how to do it in a...

I know when I checked out in a Citabria about 15 years ago, it changed how I thought about the landing process and it recalibrated my “seat of your pants” flight instrument (that we all have). My landings weren’t always pretty, but the experience taught me to focus on three things in particular.

A Brief History of the World (of Aviation)

The Beginning October 12, 1492.  July 4, 1776.  July 20, 1969.  Christopher Columbus’s discovery of America, Thomas Jefferson’s announcement of the Declaration of Independence and...

Magic carpet rides

On June 19, 2019 we departed Lake Hood’s (PALH) 2,200 foot long gravel runway in Skyhawk 12138 rented from Arctic Flyers and Alaska became...
Sentry

Flying in a new direction – the case for technology in the cockpit

Technology is taking over our airplane cockpit these days, from portable GPS and weather receivers to sophisticated glass cockpit instrumentation. This can provide challenges to student pilots, who need to balance learning the fundamentals of navigation and situational awareness while still taking advantage of the latest advancements in digital mapping and datalink weather.