WORLD'S PREMIER INDEPENDENT AVIATION NEWS RESOURCE
Home Features Short Final

Short Final

Short Final: Bet On It

While flying cross country from South Carolina to California we planned a stop in Reno, Nevada. I complained to...

Short Final: Reduce Speed

Recently my wife and I flew to Harris Ranch (California) for breakfast. On the return flight, I dropped my wife off at...

Short Final: Beep The Horn

Soon after getting my PPL I took my parents for a ride in a C172. The flight from El Monte, CA, to...

Short Final: Star Wars Episode 1

While the Star Wars movie series has ended (spanning 42 years), it is alive and well at the Hartsfield‑Jackson Atlanta International Airport...

Short Final: The Big One

This happened a few years ago, in the pre‑pandemic world. I was chugging along in my Piper Dakota from North Central Arkansas...

Short Final: Come Back Any Time

Recently, I took my Piper Arrow out for a late afternoon Bay tour from Oakland to the Golden Gate Bridge. The NORCAL...

Short Final: Toy Airplanes

It was a number of years ago, so it’s OK to tell the story now … Chicago Approach...

Short Final: Thanks For Sharing

I was flying home to Oakland, talking to Travis Approach when they called traffic at 10 o’clock, three miles, converging, same altitude...

Short Final: A Rock And A Hard Place

Recently we have been flying into Statesboro, Georgia, several times a year on family business. We have noted how often we take...

Short Final: Fighter Pilot Landings

On a flight to Purdue University in my Piper Seneca, I was cleared for a right base to Runway 23. With a...

Reminder: PIC Authority Is Absolute

Sun 'n Fun kicks off the resurrected fly-in season. AirVenture soon to follow. If you fly into either of these shows, don't forget who's in charge.

Featured Video

Sun ‘N Fun 2021: Aerolite 103 Gets Electric Propulsion

As electric propulsion systems become more accessible, we're seeing them begin to appear in experimental and ultralight aircraft. In this AVweb video...