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

All Aviation, All Week, All Fun!

  When you work in aviation, sometimes you can get lost in it… Then there are the other times when you break from your day-to-day routine and have one of those really cool, very rare experiences, where everything happens so … Continue reading

Airport Edge Lighting Explored…

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to airfield edge lighting… There are a variety of edge lights around airports, most are common and easy to understand, but a lot of times this is something pilots memorize … Continue reading

Owning an Airplane During the Winter

One of the decisions every plane owner has to make is whether to tie down the plane outside or rent a hanger. The most compelling factor is typically the price difference. I know when I first got Pippa, back in … 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