Short Final

Short Final: Job Well Done »

About a year ago I was training a student pilot. The college student was very intense and strived to be perfect at all her training.... More

Short Final: Florida Geography »

My brother, J.R., and I have made a number of flights to the Bahamas in one of our two airplanes. Once we had a crowd, so we took both airplanes... More

Short Final: Mistaken Identity »

I was flying south over a water route just off the East Coast nearing Washington, D.C., when a Baron called ATC and this was the exchange... More

Short Final: Mach 3 »

A few days ago, departing Minot North Dakota for Duluth in a Skylane, I asked ATC if the NOTAM for military training at Duluth had the airport closed, or whether it was open to GA traffic... More

Short Final: That Can't Be Right »

Eastbound through Chicago OíHareís Class Bravo, we were on frequency with a controller rattling off instructions to several airplanes in rapid fire... More

Short Final: Concorde Criticism »

About 30 years ago I had a business trip to London and took the BOAC Concorde from Washington Dulles International Airport to London Heathrow Airport... More

Short Final: Highway 101 »

Heading north from Santa Monica to Oakland and approaching San Jose, I heard the following... More

Short Final: Going Fishing »

I was flying with a non-pilot friend who had never been in a small plane. We were listening in on Key West Internationalís tower frequency. It was early on a Saturday morning and not much was happening... More

Short Final: Ready For Departure »

I was preparing for some instrument and maneuvering practice with my instructor, Andy. Sitting in the apron area in a Cessna 172 with the engine running, I made my initial call to Texarkana Ground as follows... More