Be ready: Fun Fall Flying!

The fall seasons offers a lot of great opportunities for pilots. In Florida it means that the temperatures are going to start coming back to earth and it won’t be incredibly hot ALL the time… In the northeast we look … Continue reading

The Pressure is on: Aircraft Wheels

It’s winter now, whether you’re in New England, the midwest, the plains, the West Coast or even in Florida! The temperatures are decreasing and the cooler to frigid winter weather is upon us for the next few months (okay, maybe … Continue reading

Get the Lead Out

That was the name of the first session I attended at the Florida Airports Council 2016 Specialty Conference. As you can probably guess the session covered the ins and outs of an unleaded AvGas replacement… Following the General Aviation Committee … Continue reading

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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

Trouble Starting & Aero-Hitch Hiking!

Let me start this off by saying, owning a plane is great! Like a pet, it is always at the ready to take a trip, have an adventure or just get some attention with a quick wash. It helps make … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Switching to a Glass Cockpit!

One of the really cool things that’s happened during the years I’ve been flying is the rapidly changing and constantly developing technology used in the cockpit. Whether that means big, moving-map GPS systems, glass panels or even the fact that … 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