On Final

Slightly LOST

As I mentioned in last month’s column, both FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training are offering enhanced training scenarios for Citation operators. These two-hour courses are in addition to regular 61.58 annual requirements, and are designed to provide more in-depth knowledge about a specific operational topic. In March, I added one of these scenarios during Read More

A Change in the Wind

I have been flying long enough to have seen a remarkable evolution in flying. From renting a vacuum-gauge Cherokee 140 for $10 an hour ($5 more if you wanted an instructor) to Cirrus and Cessna products with avionics more capable than some air carriers. Simulators have evolved also. The “Link” multi-engine box I used in Read More

On Final: That’s What Friends Are For

Lee Goggin never met a stranger. At well over 6 feet tall, with piercing eyes and absolutely no hair, Lee greeted each member at my local gym with a smile and often an amusing comment about their conditioning. Lee was a fitness trainer at Sweat Dallas where I struggle to keep fit. But Lee’s struggles Read More

On Final: How Much Is Enough?

  In the past twelve months I have completed four 61.58 simulator events. Two in the M2 and two in the Mustang. You would think that would be enough. At least that’s what I thought as I accidently shut down the only running engine during my recent M2 recurrent at FlightSafety in Wichita. It was Read More

On Final: More or Less

A few weeks ago, Patty and I were driving down the road. She reached over, gave me a big hug, and said “I love you just the way you are. More or less.” As I thought about her comment, I realized I had room for improvement. The same can be said about my flying skills. Many Read More