Editor's Briefing

From a J3 to T&T

In my introductory Editor’s Briefing in June, I mentioned that my flight training was “unconventional.” I attribute that description to several factors, but the most notable of them was this: I had no intention of learning to fly in the first place. Flashing back to 2010: I was an animal science major, halfway through my Read More

Owner Pilots: A Breed Apart

In light of NBAA taking place this month, I asked my father Randy Groom to recount some of his personal experiences and observations after selling business aircraft for 30-plus years. Below he addresses types of customers, business aviation trends and the common themes that tie owner pilots together.    One of the best parts of Read More

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