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Short Final: The Lancaster Unicorn

Almost home to Lancaster, NY, after a long (for me) flight from Charlottesville, VA, I wanted to find out if anyone was on...
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Short Final: Be Careful What You Wish For

Overheard just after landing at Austin, Texas: Cessna 0DS: “Austin Tower, Cessna Five Seven Zero Delta Sierra, ready for departure.”

Short Final: Just For Fun

Recently, I was giving an IPC to a friend in his J model Mooney. We decided to fly the Boca Raton (KBCT) VOR‑A...

Short Final: Pottstown Route

Late in the afternoon of July 4, I was flying with my wife from Nebraska to Philadelphia International Airport in our Piper Cherokee. Stationary...

Short Final: Resolute Bay

Flying in the north, we had just landed at Resolute Bay (CYRB), a bustling arctic metropolis with a last reported population of 198 people...

Short Final: Welcome To The FAA

After a routine frequency change to Kansas City Center, I had a lot of trouble hearing the controller. On the fourth try I...

Short Final: Glider Refueling

My home airport often has gliders operating north of the field, which led to the following exchange: Cessna C-FABC: Pitt...

Short Final: Lonely

Sept. 5, 2019. Hurricane Dorian is pounding the North Carolina shoreline. We are CAVU in Ohio headed for New England and hoping...

Short Final: Radio Awards

Cruising over the upper Midwest we heard this exchange: Aircraft: “Indy Cen ... (SCREECH) ... vember 12(SQUEAL) … checking...

Short Final: Ahoy, Matey

At Camp Graling, Michigan: Army 12345 (in a pirate voice): “Graling Tower, Arrrrrmy Copter 12345, we be a...

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Chem Trails Revealed! OK, Cloudseeding

When the tin foil hat crowd sees one of these airplanes, we're sure they're sure it's proof that chem trails are a...

Midway The Movie

Through a blinding blizzard of computer-generated explosions, you can see the story. Sort of.