The Considerate Pilot: Flying at Non-Towered Airports

“Use Ya Blinkah.” This phrase, with its Boston accent spelling, was viewed by Massachusetts drivers along the side of Mass state highways last summer. Using the portable LED signs that usually warn of road work ahead, the Massachusetts Department of … Continue reading

Learning while Time Building

Every flight should teach you something… Any time we go flying there is plenty we can learn; but occasionally there are flights that offer a variety of lessons for an inquisitive pilot. The private pilot license is a license to … Continue reading

Lost vs. Confused…

A scene reenacted thousands upon thousands of times is about to unfold in a local flight school classrom… A flight instructor eases back in their chair and asks the student/pilot across the table, “What do you do if you get … Continue reading

Getting to know Sean Collins, AOPA Eastern Regional Manager!

On the most recent episode of my Mansfield, MA cable access television show, Aviation Adventures, I was very excited to be joined by Sean Collins (@AOPAEastern on Twitter). Sean is the Eastern Regional Manager for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots … Continue reading

Why you should AVOID the straight in approach!

General aviation pilots that make straight in approaches are cheating themselves. There, I said it! Flying out of a nontowered (NOT uncontrolled, thank you) airport has a great deal of advantages, in my opinion. However, there is one thing that … Continue reading