Editor's Briefing

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

Supporting the Bahamas

Supporting the Bahamas

On September 1, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. And then, as the world watched with increasing dismay, it stalled for more than 24 hours over Elbow Cay and Grand Bahama. Dorian broke the type of records you don’t want to be broken – including becoming the most powerful hurricane Read More