July 2018

NBAA Focus: NBAA Continues Investment in Developing Future Industry Workforce

Business aviation faces an unprecedented shortage of qualified workers to fill roles in flight departments, maintenance facilities and support operations. NBAA is dedicated to bolstering the business aviation workforce of today, while also developing the next generation of industry leaders. For example, earlier this year NBAA joined with fellow aviation stakeholders to support the Aviation Read More

Aviation Adjectives, Adverbs and Accolades

Aviation Adjectives, Adverbs and Accolades

With Plenty of Petroleum and Properly Positioned in Perfectly Peaceful Air, Pilots Pine to Promote  the Purposeful Pleasures of Piloting  The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. – Mark Twain I have become sensitive to the use of “wrong” words. “We’d Read More

On the Fence About Going to AirVenture Oshkosh? Here’s 10 Reasons Not To.

On the Fence About Going to AirVenture Oshkosh? Here’s 10 Reasons Not To.

(Lead Photo Courtesy of Connor Madison) As the topic for my Editor’s Briefing a few years ago, I penned a piece called “10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Oshkosh This Year.” Being perennially passionate about general aviation’s biggest celebration, the article was inspired by my efforts to convince my spouse to make the trek Read More

Five on the Fly: Kirby Chambliss

Five on the Fly: Kirby Chambliss

WHO: Kirby Chambliss POSITION: Owner, Team Chambliss Aerobatic Performer & Red Bull Air Race Pilot HOMEBASE: Flying Crown Ranch near Eloy, AZ FLEET: Piper M600 Edge 540 (airshow plane) Two-place Edge 540T (for media/publicity) 1946 Piper J3 Cub Fieseler Storch RATINGS & HOURS: ATP 28,000 hours NUMBER SKYDIVE JUMPS: 1000+ Aerobatic champion and Red Bull Air Race star Kirby Read More