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The Speed of Stupid

The Speed of Stupid

 For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. – Newton’s Third Law During my time as a professional pilot, I was amazed how frequently Newton’s third law of physics was proven. And just how often Newton’s “ghost” revealed itself in the aviation world. I found that the compound effect of that particular theory mixed Read More

Quest Introduces Kodiak Series II

Quest Introduces Kodiak Series II

The latest derivative of the utility turboprop offers a sizeable list of technical improvements. Throughout my career in aviation, I’ve been fortunate to pilot a great spectrum of aircraft, both civilian and military. But if I had a “home,” in this industry, it would be in the single-engine turbine market. I’m most notably an instructor Read More

On the Fence About Going to AirVenture Oshkosh? Here’s 10 Reasons Not To.

On the Fence About Going to AirVenture Oshkosh? Here’s 10 Reasons Not To.

(Lead Photo Courtesy of Connor Madison) As the topic for my Editor’s Briefing a few years ago, I penned a piece called “10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Oshkosh This Year.” Being perennially passionate about general aviation’s biggest celebration, the article was inspired by my efforts to convince my spouse to make the trek Read More

Are You Good Enough to Fly into Oshkosh?

Are You Good Enough to Fly into Oshkosh?

(Lead Photo Courtesy of PAUL BOWEN PHOTOGRAPHY) Flying into Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) for EAA AirVenture is an amazing experience. But it’s one that requires special expertise, and for you to be at the very top of your game. Come to think of it, we need to be at our very best every time Read More

EAA AirVenture  2018 Preview; Historic aircraft and anniversaries underline the “Year of the Tanker”

EAA AirVenture 2018 Preview; Historic aircraft and anniversaries underline the “Year of the Tanker”

(Lead Photo Courtesy of Boeing Company) Following a record-breaking show in 2017, EAA Chairman, Jack Pelton claimed it was possibly the best AirVenture week he had ever seen. Between the Apollo reunion, historic bomber flights, WWII reenactments and Blue Angels performances, EAA set themselves a high bar. Scheduled for July 23-29 this year, EAA hopes Read More