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Best Tugs: Advanced Towing

Best Tugs: Advanced Towing

We are fortunate in aviation to have a number of innovative companies to support our industry. One company in particular caught my eye a couple of years ago as I searched for a replacement tug for my aircraft. I scoured numerous options but upon approaching Best Tugs at EAA AirVenture in 2017, I selected their Read More

When the Rubber Doesn’t Meet the Road

When the Rubber Doesn’t Meet the Road

We’ve got a problem in the twin and turbine world, and I predict this problem is going to cause the demise of many nice and flyable airplanes this winter. What is the problem, you ask? Pilots accepting contaminated runways with a crosswind. I’ve preached about this issue to clients during training events for years, yet Read More

The Makings of a Good Captain

The Makings of a Good Captain

One of the benefits of the professional pilot contract flying I do is that I occasionally fly as Second in Command (SIC) with a wide variety of other pilots as the Pilot in Command or Captain. They come from diverse aviation backgrounds with most (but not all) having more than my 11,000 hours of flight Read More

Listen to Your Body

Listen to Your Body

It is every pilot’s worst nightmare to lose their medical certificate. Outside of achieving ratings, a valid medical is the gatekeeper for a flying career. And rightfully so with regard to the safety of flight, but it also a privilege to hold one from a life wellness standpoint. From personal experience, I lost mine after undergoing Read More

The Next Phase in Airborne Connectivity

The Next Phase in Airborne Connectivity

Gogo’s latest AVANCE systems quick to be adopted across business aircraft. What began as Aircell in 1991, Gogo has grown into a household name for airline passengers and business aircraft operators alike. Utilizing a network of cell towers, primarily in the continental United States, Alaska and parts of Canada, users can call, text, email, and Read More