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PilotTube: Owner-pilots invite  viewers into the cockpit.

PilotTube: Owner-pilots invite viewers into the cockpit.

Premier 1 Driver: Have jet. Will travel. What do you get when you combine an experienced F-16 pilot, a Beechcraft Premier 1A jet, and a cockpit full of cameras with some creative videography and YouTube? You get Premier 1 Driver and the chance to fly “right seat” as Greg Mink travels to exciting locations throughout Read More

Piston Power Series: Piper Malibu vs. Piper Mirage

Piston Power Series: Piper Malibu vs. Piper Mirage

Editor’s note: Though neither are twin or turbine, these two make an exception to be included in this piston series.  I think the piston versions of the PA46 are some of the sweetest airplanes on the planet. They fit a nice niche between the unpressurized semi-cross country piston airplanes and the pressurized “big airplanes” that are Read More

The Virus

The Virus

A seemingly simple Lear 31 trip turned into a journey fraught with frustration, inconveniences and unexpected risks. We were to pick up two of our regular passengers, one of them a teenager, the other his mother in her 40s. They were going to Palm Desert for three to four days to get some sun and Read More

Piston Power Series: Cessna 310 and Beechcraft Baron

Piston Power Series: Cessna 310 and Beechcraft Baron

Two special people entered my work life about three years ago, also bringing along two special airplanes: Gerald West with his Cessna 310Q, and Deanna Wallace with a Beechcraft Baron 58. I would have enjoyed life with these two even without the airplanes, but they make the relationship all the more sweeter.  For decades, Gerald Read More