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

Often Overlooked, Runway Width

Smart pilots review the runway lengths before visiting an airport to see if the runways are long enough for their planned operation. Early in flight training performance considerations come up and one that is big on the written exam as well … Continue reading

Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

On Friday, January 27th I made the voyage south to Sebring, Florida for the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo. This was my first visit to the event and I can say it was well worth the trip. Just a few months … 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

Sending Students Solo, A Flight Instructor’s Checklist

It’s a beautiful spring day. Temperatures are mild, the wind is light, and the sky is a bright crystal blue. Today, your student is going up for their first-ever solo flight. You tell them to “have fun!” You shut the … Continue reading

Long Awaited Airmen Medical Reform has Arrived

If you’ve been involved with general aviation at all over the past decade or so you’ve surely heard the phrase, “3rd class medical reform.” Often it was the featured tune of the efforts of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association … Continue reading