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Short Final: Tomahawk

I took off from Erie after a major front had passed through much of Pennsylvania and Baltimore and ...

Short Final: Jackpot

After dropping off our Angel Flight West passenger we were climbing out of Henderson, Nevada. On the guard frequency (121.5) we heard...

Short Final: Halloween Costume

One time on Halloween night I heard a pilot make a common mistake but have a little fun with it.

Short Final: Passenger Guidelines

The long list of passenger guidelines in GA from the May OTA brought two things to mind: 1. ...

Short Final: Airport In Sight

Returning home to Peachtree DeKalb airport in metro Atlanta, I heard the following: Atlanta Approach: “Citation 1234, expect the visual...
Geese Flying

Short Final: Feathered Dangers

We were on a training flight to Ramona Airport. The ceiling was 3000 broken on a gorgeous winter day in San Diego....

Short Final: Birthday Balloons

While holding short of 11L at Tucson International Airport recently I heard the following: Tower: “American 1234 cleared...

Short Final: How To Get To HEVVN

Just off the shore of northwest Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, is HEVVN, an oft‑used fix for pilots crossing the Gulf...
Airplane wing in rain

Short Final: Rainy Days

One Sunday morning my home airport was forecast to have low clouds and drizzle until around 10 a.m., when the rain would...
Cessna on Runway

Short Final: Say Parking

A while ago, I was flying into Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, as a student pilot when I was cleared to...

Another Miracle. Second One This Week

This time, it was a ditching in Half Moon Bay which the social-media star pilot happened to film. Coincidence or not, it does remind us about carrying PFDs.

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Why This Landing Went Bad

St. Barts, in the eastern Caribbean, is famous for having a short, narrow runway with a tall hill off one end. It's tricky to get into and more than one pilot has come to grief in trying. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli reviews a landing that went wrong and why.