From the Flight Deck: Divine Lines

Pilot commandments & engine-out SIDs “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it’s the parts that I do understand.” – Mark Twain Wouldn’t it be nice to have a GPS course for navigating smoothly around life’s obstacles? The database would contain all societal parameters, personal interaction norms and Read More

From the Flight Deck: Unintended Consequences

Aviate, navigate, communicate It was late at night; it had been a long day and you’re tired. Since the airplane was ready and the wind on the ramp was gusting to more than 30 kts., you did an “abbreviated” walkaround. Anyway, the flight will take less than an hour and the weather is supposed to Read More

Jet Journal: No Fly Zone

Jet Journal: No Fly Zone

Fitness to Fly: IMSAFE KBKL – 29 Dec 16 – 2250L – 26023G32KT 6SM -SN BR SCT012 BKN021 OVC026 01/M02A. The Aircraft: 2012 Citation 525C CJ4, 6 SOB. Crew: Owner-pilot. The passengers: his wife, two sons, a neighbor girl and her dad. The trip: a one day out-and-back for a basketball game. Last radar contact: Read More

Guppy School Learning the B737-800 NG

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. – C. S. Lewis We needn’t climb the 268 steps to the majestic Big Buddha (Tian Tan), at the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, China, to learn that embracing change is Read More