Editor's Briefing

Labor of Love

When I moved back to Wichita four years ago, I had no clue I would soon take part in one of the most incredible and rare of projects. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress named “Doc” was undergoing an extensive restoration not even 20 minutes from my house. It was (and still is) the last-known restorable/airworthy B-29 Read More

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