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Short Final: Horizontal Or Vertical

My home airport is KAPA, which used to be Arapahoe County Airport but is now Centennial Airport in the south metropolitan area...

Short Final: Left Or Right

I was returning to Denver from some mountain and canyon flying in Idaho one busy Friday afternoon in July, headed towards my...

Short Final: Re-Entry

On one flight, with only a crew of three (no passengers) onboard the Global Express and light on fuel, I requested a...
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Short Final: Progressive Instructions

In the summer of 1970, at the ripe old age of 16, with a total of 27 hours (13 solo), I convinced...

Short Final: Expedite

About 25 years ago, I was working 'ramp' for a local airshow. Three Warbirds called the Tower upon their arrival. Number one...

Short Final: For Your Viewing Pleasure

I overheard this exchange with the local TRACON, NorCal Approach, while flying along California’s central valley: NorCal Approach: Cessna...

Short Final: Texas Weather

There are many stories about the horrible freeze we had in Texas this year, but I think this one of the funniest....

Short Final: Umpire

We were flying into Watsonville, a non‑towered airport on California's Monterey Bay coast recently, on an unexpectedly clear summer evening. When we...

Short Final: Alien Intercept

During the peak of last summer’s pandemic there was not a lot of air traffic or radio traffic with commercial travel being...

Short Final: Alphabet Soup

Pre-pandemic, a group of Windsor Flying Club members based at CYQG made an annual excursion to the Bahama Islands from Canada. Our...

Some People Get To Fly Everything

Ever see the Save-A-Connie Lockheed Constellation? This is the story of one of the pilots who returned it from the dead in the desert boneyard. Skip Gatschet's career was every bit as storied as the airplane itself.

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Best Of The Web: Real World Engine Failure And Turnback

From the One-More-Time-But-With-Pictures file comes this week’s Best of the Web video. It was posted by Cessna Centurion owner Edward Frye earlier...