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

Use the UNICOM!

An airport is an airport, but that doesn’t mean you know everything about it… There is help out there, for free, and sometimes it’s very useful! The UNICOM is a tool that many pilots overlook all too frequently. The purpose … Continue reading

The Rare Tetrahedron

Pilots usually assume a wind sock will be available to indicate wind direction and intensity at every airport. Occasionally though, a different type of wind indicator will be utilized by the airport, though this is extremely rare. How rare? It’s … Continue reading

Take Advantage of Every Opportunity You Can!

It was 2008 and on August 22nd I became a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Just 6 days later I earned my seaplane privileges add-on to my Commercial pilot certificate. What’s unique about this? I earned my CFI in Bedford, Massachusetts … Continue reading

Getting Involved, Learning Surroundings

In the airport world in Massachusetts I actively participated in the Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA), which represented the interests of the airports and all of aviation in Massachusetts. Working with MAMA helped to introduce me to many of the … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Taking Pictures of Airplanes!

ReviewBeforeFlight is a web destination for anyone with an interest in aviation, from airlines pilots to aviation enthusiasts and astronauts to sport pilots! This post is for all of our loyal “plane spotter” ReviewBeforeFlight-ers! Taking pictures of airplanes isn’t as … Continue reading