2017 Sport Aviation Showcase

The 2nd annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase was held earlier this month, November 2nd – 4th. For regular readers of ReviewBeforeFlight you might remember my “review” post about the inaugural showcase held in 2016. The first year event was very … Continue reading

Flying Footwear

It’s one of those things that many people overlook, appropriate footwear for flying. It’s common for pilots to be prepared with survival kits if flying over barren areas or with jackets, hats and gloves when flying during the winter, but … Continue reading

The Pilot’s iPad Form Factor Choice

When I started learning to fly almost two decades ago the “standard” items in a pilot’s flight bag included some steady standbys. These included items such as a fuel sample cup, headset and aeronautical chart. Many of the contents of … Continue reading

The Lift Flight Bag By Flight Outfitters Explored

Still looking for a Christmas present for that special pilot? The Flight Outfitters Lift bag, available from Sporty’s will fit your last minute gift ideas! Over the years, I think I have tried about a dozen flight bags. My wife … Continue reading

4 GREAT Gift Ideas for Your Pilot

Do you have a pilot in the family? Maybe a special someone who is a high flier? Or is your Secret Santa recipient an aviator? Maybe you’re a pilot who needs a good way to show someone what you want for … Continue reading

The Art of the (Aeronautical) Chart… What you see versus reality!

Let me start this installment with a statement, which may on its surface seem like “fighting words”… Knowing the meaning of each and every symbol on aeronautical charts doesn’t make you a good pilot, or even a smart pilot… Now … Continue reading