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

It’s a little less complex now…

Earlier this week the FAA utilized a NOTICE to remove the requirement for a complex aircraft to be utilized during flight tests of initial commercial pilots and flight instructors. This change is the result of a cause championed by industry, … Continue reading

Happy National Aviation Day!

In 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected August 19th as National Aviation Day! The idea was to have a day dedicated to encouraging citizens to be involved with aviation activities. Maybe that meant an airplane ride, flight lesson, spending some … 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

So you want to learn to fly?

Well, congratulations and welcome to the greatest activity known to man. It is demanding, costly and takes some serious effort, but it is so totally worth it! If you’re worried about cost, keep in mind learning to fly isn’t really … Continue reading