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Short Final: Smooth Rides

We were returning in our Phenom 300 from New Jersey to our home base in San Jose, California (KSJC). The weather was...

Short Final: Beachball

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at weather in preparation for a local flight. As I reviewed all the data...

Short Final: No Longer A Factor

Overheard on Austin Approach: AA123: “What’s going on down there? That’s the second time we’ve been vectored through...

Short Final: Wisconsin Cheese

Returning from Oshkosh 2019 (“AirVenture” has not quite captured the imagination), while going through security at the Appleton, Wisconsin, airport (KATW), the...

Short Final: Fix Sequence

I love the KOHOE arrival into Denver. In fact, I even took a photo of our FMS showing...

Short Final: Overwater

We were following the Lake Ontario shoreline north toward Billy Bishop Toronto City airport on Toronto Island near downtown Toronto. On frequency...

Short Final: Turbo

A few years ago, my wife and I were scooting along in our 1973 Cessna 182 from Visalia, California (KVIS) back home...

Short Final: Leg Room

I was flying home during the COVID‑19 pandemic, when the following took place: Spirit 936: “Atlantic City Approach, Spirit...

Short Final: Callsigns

Upon checking into a Kansas City Center sector, I caught the following conversation already in progress: Kansas City Center:...

Short Final: Awfully Quiet

Heard on So-Cal after a long period of silence: Cessna 234: “SOCAL Approach, Cessna Two Three Four.”

Jetpacks Over LAX? Wanna Bet?

You can make a drone look like anything. Including a guy on a jetpack.

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Best Of The Web: Landing On A Pitching Deck

In 2005, PBS produced a 10-hour series about flight operations on the U.S.S. Nimitz. In this Best of the Web selection, you'll...