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
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
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
On Oct. 30, 2019, Garmin stunned the aviation industry with the announcement of Autoland, an autonomous technology that lands an aircraft without any human intervention. The revelation may result in a major reset in the expected standard for safety equipment in future general aviation aircraft. In late August, prior to the public announcement, I sat Read More