Editor's Briefing

Aviation Seen Through New Eyes

In early March, the 28th annual Women in Aviation International Conference was held in Orlando. (For the guys reading this, stay with me.) The conference attracted more than 4,500 attendees from 19 countries, 165 exhibiting companies, and featured astronauts, high-ranking, accomplished military aviators, and leaders in the airline and business aviation industry. To be honest, Read More

Editor’s Briefing: There are no happy endings.

There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle, And a very happy start. – Shel Silverstein On March 6, a storm system ripped through the Midwest, forming a line of thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Canada. By the time the line reached Kansas City, tornado warnings were plentiful, and Read More

Editor’s Briefing: Avoiding the Runaway Runway

With night IFR conditions prevailing, the light jet was cleared for the ILS approach to Runway 19. There were multiple snow showers the area, and the pilot queried the tower about the runway condition and braking action. Tower reported back that a Cessna 210 Centurion had landed a few minutes prior and reported conditions “moderate” Read More

editor’s briefing: Distracting Distractions

Last fall, the unthinkable happened. It was unthinkable because I didn’t think it would happen to me, and I wasn’t ready for it when it did. After 25 years of flying and thousands of hours, I have had my share of “uh-oh” moments in the cockpit. But this is one I didn’t see coming. On Read More