Old pilots aren't just old pilots and not just friends, either. They're walking repositories of the rich texture of flying and why we do this silly thing that costs so much money. Sometimes it takes losing one to remember that. More
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Friday Foibles: And The Winners (Losers?) Are:
March 1, 2018 Sometimes "stupid" is the cause of accidents and there are plenty of examples.
Friday Foibles: Back To (Stupid) Basics
February 15, 2018 Pilots can't land in crosswinds but we call that "loss of directional control."
Friday Foibles: And The Winners (Losers) Are?
January 5, 2018 There are so many ways to embarrass yourself in a flying machine.
Friday Foibles: Down Low And Stupid
December 29, 2017 Sometimes things don't go as planned on aviation's frontier, assuming there was a plan.
Friday Foibles: Get Thee To A CFI
December 21, 2017 CFIs are involved in a lot of accidents and sometimes it's their fault.
Friday Foibles: It's The Fuel Stupid
December 15, 2017 Fuel management or lack thereof is a persistent problem.
The Final Word On ACS vs. PTS
November 7, 2016 We asked how readers were adapting to the brave new world of ACS (Airman Certification Standards), which replaced the...
Brainteaser Airshow People's Choice Award
July 4, 2016 We asked readers to name their favorite airshow performers or performances. The results are in, and no one appearing on the...
Podcast: Brainteaser Airshow People's Choice Award
July 3, 2016 The Brainteaser #220 Bonus Question asked readers to name their favorite airshow performers or performances. The results are...
The Readers Have Spoken
March 7, 2016 Within the cavernous FAA warehouses in Oklahoma City molders jetsam once vital to National Airspace System (NAS), such as...
Had a trip over to RAF Lakenheath to see the F-22s and all of these F/A-18s rolled out. I used a Canon EOS1D MKIII with Sigma 150-600mm Sport lens. Copyrighted photo by Shaun Brown.