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“The World Turned Upside Down”

In many ways it feels like we’ve been living the words from the popular musical “Hamilton” in Act 1. According to legend, which is further propagated in the Broadway production, the British army band played an English ballad entitled “The World Turned Upside Down” during their retreat at Yorktown in 1781.  The siege of 2020, Read More

Make the Most of Your Moments

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long month.  When the quarantine started, I had big plans. If I couldn’t fly, I would dig in and improve my knowledge on a wide range of aviation topics. Perhaps begin the bookwork on a new rating or start an article I’ve been meaning to tackle. If Read More

Therapy for Trying Times

Therapy for Trying Times

As I write this, we are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the world and is picking up momentum in the United States. It has not only changed how we travel and fly, but how we live our every day lives. As the majority of us attempt to isolate ourselves, some Read More

Flying It Forward

For the past 30 or so years, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women in Aviation day, which coincides with the day on which the first woman, Raymonde de Laroche, earned a pilot’s license in 1910. The point is highlight and bring awareness to the achievements of women in all aviation career fields over Read More

Keep Calm and Keep Flying the Plane: Tammie Jo Shults talks about preparation, attitude and having faith in the face of an emergency.

It was one 10-minute snippet in time that made Tammie Jo Shults famous. A Southwest Airlines captain, Shults and her co-pilot Darren Ellisor were celebrated for successfully landing their Boeing 737 after a catastrophic, uncontained engine failure at altitude caused an explosive decompression that greatly compromised the aircraft’s flying characteristics. She was hailed for her Read More