Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Sometimes we forget just how lucky we are to own an airplane. Having sold my Mustang a few months ago, I now remember. As you may recall, I have access to Larry King’s M2, but he took my airplane (okay, his airplane) on a round-the-world journey several months ago, and I am relegated to airline Read More

Load Shed

Load Shed

We have all heard this term before. It usually appears in a discussion of the electrical system during our initial or recurrent training, as in, which systems systems are lost in the event of an engine failure. I would like to use it another way. Follow along on this circuitous analogy. Professional athletes are trained Read More

Saying Goodbye to My Mustang

Saying Goodbye to My Mustang

    I’m still not ready to admit you’re gone. We traveled together from coast to coast. Sometimes just the two of us. Streaking through the morning skies. On our lofty perch at 410. We could communicate without speaking. I knew when you had enough. Like trying to climb heavy and hot. Others couldn’t quite Read More

Supply and Demand

Supply and demand is an easy concept for airplane owners to understand – the more there is, the lower the price. Take the oil and gas industry, for instance, an industry I know little about, but I won’t let that stop me from pontificating.  Some smart person figures out how to drill sideways and extract Read More

Springtime Storms

On April 14, I found myself in Clearwater, Florida planning a return to Dallas with Citation M2 owner Larry King and our wives.  Springtime weather in the Southeast can be challenging as you can see from the lightning strikes along a massive cold front that morning. Indeed, the storms that we needed to cross had Read More