The Barnstormer – Disney Flying Fun

The term barnstormer brings many pilots and aviation enthusiasts visions of the good ole’ days of aviation when airplanes had two wings, open cockpits and radial engines. Pilots flew long distances at night navigating rotating beacon to rotating beacon and … Continue reading

A Flight in a B-24 Liberator

An early fall Monday at the airport went from a good day at work to the opportunity of a lifetime, a flight in a B-24 Liberator. Just how rare is flying in a B-24? As it turns out, pretty rare … Continue reading

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

I gave the MyGoFlight a go!

A pilot’s flight bag needs to fit their mission, it’s one of the most important pieces of any pilot’s aviation equipment. The cost of even a pricey flight bag can be easily justified if you consider just how much use … 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

Considerate Pilot: Coil the Ropes

Recently I saw a message thread by a flight instructor about “pet peeves.” Each flight instructor has their “very push-able buttons.” Rather than look at the idiosyncrasies that some pilots display which cause grief for others, the considerate pilot series … Continue reading

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