The Pickup Preflight

Pickup lines don’t usually work out too well, unless they’re extremely clever and delivered “on point”. The “pickup preflight” works in much the same way. Every now and then a flight doesn’t really start when we board the aircraft. As … Continue reading

The Barnstormer – Disney Flying Fun

The term barnstormer brings many pilots and aviation enthusiasts visions of the good ole’ days of aviation when airplanes had two wings, open cockpits and radial engines. Pilots flew long distances at night navigating rotating beacon to rotating beacon and … Continue reading

Providing Feedback for the Future

On August 31, 2018 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Advisory Circular 150/5395-1B – Seaplane Bases. This was an update to the previously existing “-1A” version dated August 2013. This is only the second revision to the Advisory Circular on … Continue reading

A Flight in a B-24 Liberator

An early fall Monday at the airport went from a good day at work to the opportunity of a lifetime, a flight in a B-24 Liberator. Just how rare is flying in a B-24? As it turns out, pretty rare … Continue reading

Tales from the Pilot Journal: Learning to Fly Floats

2008 was a great year of flying for me, which means that during 2018, I’ve had a number of 10th anniversaries of various achievements. August 22nd it was earning my CFI, August 24th was my first flight as an instructor … Continue reading

Between Flight Lessons

A close friend of mine likes to say that one of the best values of a weekly flight lesson is the memory of the flight and the smile that it brings along. That friends is fellow ReviewBeforeFlight author Jim Quinn, who … Continue reading

I gave the MyGoFlight a go!

A pilot’s flight bag needs to fit their mission, it’s one of the most important pieces of any pilot’s aviation equipment. The cost of even a pricey flight bag can be easily justified if you consider just how much use … Continue reading