Position Report

What Does it Mean to Be a “Safe Pilot?”

Throughout the history of powered flight, humans attempted to balance safety while stretching to improve the performance and mechanical limitations of the machine. Some of the biggest feats and leaps in technological achievement came with a big dose of risk. Certainly, aviation’s safety record has progressively improved over the last 100 years. Today, we have Read More

A Rough Ride

In early November, my husband and I had traveled to Pensacola, Fla., to celebrate our daughter’s completion of a phase of her pilot training at the Naval Air Station and catch the Blue Angels final performance of 2018. After a memorable few days, we turned our attention to the flight home to Kansas City. As Read More

In the Aftermath of a Hurricane, General Aviation Delivers Hope

In the Aftermath of a Hurricane, General Aviation Delivers Hope

Ken Malvey’s TBM 850 arrives at Lumberton, NC with supplies. Operation Airdrop leverages its grass-roots network of GA pilots to solve “week one” problems after a natural disaster. A plane, a pilot’s license, fuel and a willingness to drop everything to help people desperately in need. That was the genesis for one of the most Read More

The Hero’s Honor They Deserve

“Who’s your hero?” That inquiry is one of the go-to questions journalists (like me) often ask when interviewing someone for a profile. It not only provides insight into one’s personality and motivations, it reveals the qualities or traits the person values most. For Washington attorney Erin Miller, the answer to that question is quite simple. Read More

So That We Remember

So That We Remember

  On Sunday, July 22, I was one of the thousands of pilots with intent of reaching Oshkosh or one of its reliever airports. Marginal weather in Wisconsin prevailed, but with an IFR slot secured for Appleton we felt confident we’d be pounding tie-down stakes by mid-afternoon. As my husband and I hurriedly loaded our Read More