Eye of the Storm: Winter Monster

Howling winds, crashing waves, blinding whiteouts, feet of snow. Currently, this Tuesday the 14th, New England is being pummeled with conditions like these. For a student pilot, or even an airline pilot, it will be a pretty easy go/no go … 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

Pro Tip… Warm Headsets

The forecast low temperature in Central Florida tonight is 35 degrees. Yes, it gets cold in Florida every now and then… you better believe if it’s going to be in the mid-thirties here it’s going to be cold across most … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… What makes a good flying checkpoint?

In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of flight instructing, “What makes a good checkpoint?”, is a very common question during the initial cross country stage of flight training. Just like most things in life, the answer really does vary and … Continue reading

2015 Massachusetts Airport Management Association Conference

One of the highlights of my year is the annual Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) conference. Having the ability to spend time with so many like-minded, passionate aviation professionals is a great opportunity! This year the event took place at … Continue reading

Getting to Know Josh O’Donnell, New York Center Air Traffic Controller

From time to time I like to use ReviewBeforeFlight to mention great people and share their stories… In this edition of “Let’s Get to Know…” we meet Josh O’Donnell. Josh has a very interesting story intertwined in aviation, and now … Continue reading

Volunteering as a Flight Competition Judge

It’s that time of the year again… The air is becoming crisp at night and the mornings are a little cooler. This means many things to many people. Football season is upon us (Go Pats, Roll Tide!), the baseball playoffs are coming… … Continue reading