August 2020

How Much Stress is Enough?

“I will have to shut down the GPU for a few minutes,” yelled the line guy on the Signature ramp. Darkness and heavy mist hung in the early morning at Dallas Love Field (KDAL). “Why?” I responded. “We just detected a lightning strike west of the airport and everything has to shut down,” he replied. Read More

To Err is Human …Unless You’re a Pilot

err/er,ər/  verbbe mistaken or incorrect;to make a mistake “We got your prime pilots that get all the hot planes, and we gotyour pudknockers who dream of getting the hot planes…see, somepeckerwood’s gotta get the thing up and some peckerwood has gotta land the son of a bit**. And that peckerwood is called ‘a pilot.’” –Pancho Read More

How a Water Guy Takes to Air

How a Water Guy Takes to Air

J. Wickham “Wick” Zimmerman has been flying for more than 30 years. His childhood dream was to get his pilot’s license and move to the beach to fly a banner plane up and down the shore all day advertising drink specials and beer. Unfortunately, that dream got put on hold when he realized the costs Read More

CitationMax: Flying Viewers  into the Citation Jet Age

CitationMax: Flying Viewers into the Citation Jet Age

If you’ve ever wondered how a 25-year-old guy can go from earning his PPL at 18 to becoming an ATP-rated, professional pilot in the left seat of a brand-new Cessna CJ3+ in only seven years, you need to tune into the CitationMax YouTube channel. It’s a pretty easy assumption that when people first meet Max Read More