Is Flying to Oshkosh on Your Bucket List

For most pilots, flying into AirVenture Oshkosh (KOSH) is very…

The art of cross country travel by light airplane

As student pilots and newly-minted private pilots, we spend most of our time in the traffic pattern or the practice area. It's all about the process, not enjoying the ride or the destination. But once you earn your license, it's critical to throw off those shackles, get out and travel!

FAA Ramp Checks – Know Your Rights

Earlier this week I witnessed something not all that common in…

Flying for Fun

Flight school, albeit fun, can be a real drag. I can recall fretting…

A Tale of Two Trips

This summer, my family and I have decided to take a number of mini-vacations centered around our enjoyment of roller coasters and amusement parks. During the month of June, we have had the opportunity to visit 2 parks outside of our home park. On one trip, we elected to use a general aviation airplane; on the other, we elected to drive our mini-van. This blog will compare those trips.

Always Have an Out

I always have a plan B. Typically, when flying, I also prefer…

Trust But Verify

Trust your gauges.  Trust your gauges.  Trust your gauges. …

Happy Anniversary

This week I will celebrate the 29th anniversary of my 29th birthday. …

What Your Aircraft Feels

A few years ago, at one of the local airports, there was an aircraft…
Cub takeoff

An airplane’s re-birth

April 7th, 2012 9:40 AM– The Piper Cub lifted off Runway 22 into a nearly perfect VFR day. This was no ordinary takeoff; this aircraft had not flown in almost 60 years.