Editor's Briefing

Hangar Community

The word “hangar” can conjure many different meanings to different people – storage, workplace, hangout, shelter, man cave, retreat – or in some cases – home. It’s amazing the multiple titles and sentiments that can be applied to this one simple structure. But, of course, we all know it is what is inside and around Read More

Confessions of an Old Grouchy Aviation Skeptic

Confessions of an Old Grouchy Aviation Skeptic

The following is guest editorial by my father Randy Groom, an industry veteran and owner-pilot. 2020 marks the 40th year since I left college and joined the general aviation industry at Beechcraft in Wichita. In those 40 years, I have watched with amazement as new designs and new airframe companies attempted, and in some cases, succeeded Read More

Misfueling Discussion

“It really doesn’t matter if you are the smartest pilot in the world, or have the most endorsements in your logbook, at the end of the day, it still comes down to diligently checking every box.” I want to thank our readers who reached out to me following my December editor’s briefing, “In Honor of Dr. Read More

Bahamian Gem

This issue we highlight winter escapes – something I think about a lot during a January spent in Wichita, Kansas. My parents were fond of winter escapes, and growing up we were fortunate enough to partake in many. Looking back on my childhood, I find it incredible that I didn’t realize how much of a Read More

In Honor of Dr. Dan

It has been difficult for me to sit down and write this month’s briefing, as I know typing these words will ultimately make everything more real. But I feel compelled to share a reality my husband and I recently experienced in the hope it will impact our readers in a positive way.   This past Read More