April 2019

My Father’s Son

Have you ever heard someone say, “He or she is just a natural pilot – it must be in their blood?” That has never been said about me. Instead, they say, “Have you always been funny?” I have the ability to make people laugh. Almost universally, the first thing that someone asks my wife Patty Read More

Small Mistakes

Small Mistakes

Pilots are an odd group of people. They tend to be perfectionists who have an element of obsessive-compulsive behavior, and hate making mistakes, even very small ones. No matter how hard they try, most pilots rarely achieve a “perfect” flight where everything mechanically and performance-wise is flawless.  I suffer from this malady. So much so Read More

ForeFlight Releases New 3D Features

If you are already a fan of utilizing synthetic vision with ForeFlight Mobile, then you will really enjoy the latest feature released in version 11.0.1. With their top-of-the-line subscription, Performance Plus, Foreflight has included high-resolution 3D aerial views which combine visual imagery with Jeppesen terrain data. You can examine virtually any airport – from the Read More

A Pilot’s Guide to a Successful Aircraft Partnership

A Pilot’s Guide to a Successful Aircraft Partnership

Whether it’s cars, clothes or workspace, consumers are finding new ways to lower costs every day in today’s sharing economy. While collaborating resources can certainly lower the bills, not everything may be worth sharing – but what about your aircraft? Over time, owner-operators have experimented with a variety of sharing options, from traditional partnerships to Read More