Editor's Briefing

Editor’s Briefing: Ready for Winter Flying

As we begin a new year, we have the opportunity to think about ways we can put our flying machines to good use, be it for business, pleasure or charity flying. It is also the time of year when winter is upon us in full force. That recent blast of Artic air means fantastic climb Read More

Editor’s Briefing: A Passion That’s Not Aviation

Editor’s Briefing: A Passion That’s Not Aviation

If you are like 99 percent of aviation families I know, not everyone in your family embraces aviation the way you do. You may eat, sleep and breathe flying and if you’re lucky, some in your clan may join in your obsession. I feel incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by family members who are pilots: Read More

NBAA 2017: A Show of Strength

As I write this, the 2017 NBAA Convention is drawing to a close. This year’s show was held in Las Vegas, which was still reeling from the horrific shooting at an outdoor music festival that left 58 dead and 500 injured just one week before. There was a subdued, but determined feeling among the Las Read More

Zone of Totality

How many times have you heard the promise, “this once in a lifetime opportunity!” Whether it’s used to sell you a car, persuade you to take a free Caribbean cruise, or convince you to invest in silver via those annoying cable TV ads, you are implausibly told THIS is the deal of the century! Don’t Read More

Insurance Epilogue

Fair warning: this column isn’t about ATC privatization, although it’s a hot topic right now within our community that deserves our attention and action. Instead, it’s about another cog in the aviation’s economic machine: the insurance industry. With more than a dozen underwriting companies competing for a limited number of aircraft, the market is soft. Read More