Editor's Briefing

Like Father, Like Daughter(s)

Like Father, Like Daughter(s)

I feel it is necessary early on in this role to further introduce my father Randy Groom, who’s insights and support has been invaluable to me throughout my young career. He is ultimately the reason that both my sister and I entered the general aviation industry, and someone we both continue to turn to for counsel Read More

Aviation Tapestry

As EAA AirVenture approaches, I find myself reflecting on the many varying threads that bring more than half-a-million people together for the world’s “Greatest Aviation Celebration.” In particular, I wonder about the attending pilots who, for one week, are surrounded by like-minded and passionate fellow pilots. Certainly, a unique setting given that only .002% of Read More

Editor’s Briefing: A New Chapter

It is with great honor and pleasure that I write my first editorial briefing.  First, I want to thank Dianne White for this incredible opportunity. I have been writing for Twin & Turbine since early 2017 and she has quickly become one of my greatest mentors and inspirations. Her creativity, professionalism and drive are of Read More

Aviation & Gender | Imagining a Day When it Doesn’t Matter

On April 17, Southwest Flight 1380 experienced a catastrophic engine failure, which resulted in the crew making an emergency descent and landing at Philadelphia. In the wake of the incident, Captain Tammie Jo Shults has been applauded for her professionalism and cool-under-pressure handling of the situation. Thanks to social media and widespread access to the Read More

Editors Briefing: A Reckoning With Risk

Last week, my husband and I took our annual flying getaway to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. The trip one-way is approximately 1,400 nm between our home airport in Kansas City, ending at an island 350 nm southeast from the coast of Florida. It’s a route we know pretty well. For the return trip Read More