The Old Aviator Speaks

"There are two kinds of fliers in this world: pilots and aviators," says the arthritic old instructor to his 19-year-old protégé who is about to take his CFI checkride. And in this beautifully written story, the wise old man goes on to explain to the youngster what it really means to be a professional flight instructor. [If reading this article doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're not an aviator. — Ed.]

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