Editor's Briefing

Why an Extra?

The focus on prevention is a significant shift from previous upset or unusual attitude training, which primarily focused on recovering from a fully developed upset. Well, I broke the rules. I did not feature a twin or turbine on the cover…but it got your attention, right? That was my goal, as this issue focuses on Read More

Fun in the Sun

Last month, I attended the 45th annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo (SNF) in Lakeland, Florida. With 200,000 guests and 500-plus exhibitors, SNF is aviation’s second-largest airshow, falling in line behind EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh). And while I am longtime regular at AirVenture, this was only my second visit to SNF. I excitedly returned Read More

$100 Hamburger

$100 Hamburger

Putting a finger on what exactly is “the best part” of aviation is difficult. But there is one unsuspecting activity I will always appreciate as it combines several of my favorite things (i.e. airplanes, outdoors, food) and is one of the simplest joys: the $100 Hamburger.  It’s not the “burger” itself that I love (although Read More

Great Getaways

Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Nature comes back to life, the birds are singing, and – if you listen carefully – you’ll hear the sound of Lycomings, Continentals and Pratts awakening from their cozy hangars to spool up for the year’s adventures. As we begin to thaw, it’s time to start thinking Read More

2019 Optimism

Each month my local aero club, the Wichita Aero Club (WAC), hosts a luncheon where dozens of industry professionals, pilots and city leaders congregate to foster and promote aviation, both locally and nationally. I have attended a number of these luncheons over the past few years and find it to be a fantastic networking and Read More