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Short Final: Concorde Conquest

I fly a Cessna Conquest and when I announce myself to air traffic control, sometimes they hear Citation, and I usually correct...

Short Final: Not With That Attitude

Holding short of Runway 27 at Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, for an hour’s flight to the “Third Thursday” fly‑in at...

Short Final: Throwing Out The Anchor

At the end of a five‑hour final leg of a cross‑country trip from the West Coast to Michigan, I was very much...

Short Final: Someday

A few years back, we were three miles out from landing at our local towered airport, when we had the following exchange...

Short Final: The Forest

Departing Buckeye for Flagstaff, the Phoenix Departure controller was obviously a stickler for standard communications. Phoenix: Two Seven Victor,...

Short Final: Potholes

Years ago when it was one of those typical Midwest spring days where the turbulence was ferocious down low, but the headwinds...

Short Final: Three Stooges

A bit of nostalgia: Do you know how many stooges of the Three Stooges fame there were? You can...

Short Final: Toward UNVIL

Recently, we were on a flight from Boston to Teterboro, in our Phenom 300, nearing our approach to Teterboro. The frequency was...

Short Final: Discreet Descent

While flying from San Jose International airport to Portland International airport we heard the following: Oakland Center: “Delta 123,...

Short Final: The Briefest Readback

Some years back at Bradley International Airport, there was a local air taxi company that did a lot of their new pilot...

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.

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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...