The Considerate Pilot: Flying at Non-Towered Airports

“Use Ya Blinkah.” This phrase, with its Boston accent spelling, was viewed by Massachusetts drivers along the side of Mass state highways last summer. Using the portable LED signs that usually warn of road work ahead, the Massachusetts Department of … Continue reading

Real Life General Aviation Training

“Real Life General Aviation Training” is an article I wrote, which appeared in the January/February issue of Mentor magazine. Mentor is the official publication of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). My aim with this piece was to highlight … Continue reading

Becoming an Air Force Fighter Pilot: Undergraduate Pilot Training Explained

As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to fly fighter jets. At my first meeting with my guidance counselor at Bishop Feehan (high school), I was asked what my career goals were. I told the counselor that I … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Airport Fences: Good or Bad, A Barrier

Fences surround airports; maybe you’ve noticed this trend over the past 10, 15, maybe even 20 years. As we as a population become more aware of security and potential threats, physical barriers are added to life in the name of … Continue reading

The Myths of Buying & Owning an Aircraft

This new ReviewBeforeFlight blog will provide one pilot/owner’s view on plane ownership. As way of introduction, my name is Tom Nery also known as the PilotGeek and I’m a 1300 hour pilot with single engine land and an IFR rating. What … Continue reading