FAA proposal could eliminate critical forecast information

Voice your opinion now to stop the elimination of Area Forecasts   The…

Four things most instructors won’t tell you during your training

Learning to fly is hard, challenging, nerve-racking (at times),…

When “It Will Never Happen to Me” Happens to You

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The Case for Non-Owners Insurance You are well on your way to…

Flexible Flyer

Earlier this year, I wrote about my family's plans to take a…

Hangarside chat with Hal Shevers

Standing next to my favorite airplane inspires me to recall a few of my favorite flights. This old, red Aztec has taken my friends, family and me to such far-flung places as Caracas, Newfoundland, Cabo and Kelowna. I now realize it was because of the training I received (and a lot of good luck) that I have been afforded the opportunity to go to those places--and cherish those memories.

Is Flying to Oshkosh on Your Bucket List

For most pilots, flying into AirVenture Oshkosh (KOSH) is very…

The art of cross country travel by light airplane

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As student pilots and newly-minted private pilots, we spend most of our time in the traffic pattern or the practice area. It's all about the process, not enjoying the ride or the destination. But once you earn your license, it's critical to throw off those shackles, get out and travel!

FAA Ramp Checks – Know Your Rights

Earlier this week I witnessed something not all that common in…

Flying for Fun

Flight school, albeit fun, can be a real drag. I can recall fretting…

A Tale of Two Trips

This summer, my family and I have decided to take a number of mini-vacations centered around our enjoyment of roller coasters and amusement parks. During the month of June, we have had the opportunity to visit 2 parks outside of our home park. On one trip, we elected to use a general aviation airplane; on the other, we elected to drive our mini-van. This blog will compare those trips.