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Short Final: Michelin Man

In upstate South Carolina, Michelin has a number of plants that manufacture tires and one recently completed a 40‑year anniversary. Maybe the...

Short Final: Flight Following

While flying as co-pilot (actually, the radio operator) on a VFR Angel Flight blood delivery mission to San Bernardino Airport (KSBD) near...

Short Final: Going Together

The ride over was smooth and generally clear on a recent flight, but there were intermittent clouds and bumps at 7000:

Short Final: Tower Maintenance

In 2006, Addison, Texas, the new tower structure was up, but without windows and a few walls. I was taxiing out to...

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...
Cessna on Runway

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...

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ADS-B For Specialized Fleet Operations

Equipping a large commercial GA fleet for the ADS-B mandate is both costly and challenging, especially for operators that have specialized aircraft....

Steal A Beaver? It Ain’t That Easy

The greatest security against the theft of an airplane is the knowledge required to operate it. That's especially true of a De Havilland Beaver.