That’s Four, Time for More!

Every year when the calendar reaches December 30th, I’m more and more surprised that it’s been another year of ReviewBeforeFlight-ing! It’s amazing to me that on this day four years ago MTElia’s Flying Blog took off on a journey to become ReviewBeforeFlight and reach six continents around the globe!

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Today we celebrate the 4th birthday of ReviewBeforeFlight!

Our vision to provide thought-provoking, positive aviation-themed content aimed to help promote general aviation has continued on a steady course. As with every one of these annual posts, I would most like to say thank you to everyone who has read our content over the past four years and thank you to everyone who has contributed as a writer or commenter!


This past year has been quite a ride for ReviewBeforeFlight and for me personally!

  • In January we unveiled our new ReviewBefore Flight logo (pictured above)!
  • On March 3rd I proposed to my girlfriend, Emily and we’ve been enjoying the engaged life since! Maybe there will be a wedding in 2018? Stay tuned…
  • During April I was honored to serve as the emcee for SEAPLANE-A-PALOOZA, as the Tavares seaplane fly-in partnered with Sun ‘n Fun and brought a big crowd to FA1.
  • On September 30th we shared my 3000 plus word post, “The Devil is in the Details: Flight Review Documentation,” which has led to a great dialog on pilot record-keeping.
  • We passed 20,000 page views during 2017, our best year ever!

My favorite pictures from 2017:

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Standing on the Space Shuttle runway at Cape Canaveral!

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We’re engaged!

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Gone flyin…

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A beautiful Georgia downtown…

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Cessna Caravan at sunset…

What I’m the most proud of over the past four years, our reach:

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The global reach of ReviewBeforeFlight during 2017!

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The all-time global reach of ReviewBeforeFlight since launching on December 30, 2014!

Again, thank you to everyone who has read our content, wrote for us and/or commented on a ReviewBeforeFlight post. We look forward to a bigger and better 2018, we hope you’ll join us!

-Fly Safe, @MTElia1B9


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