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Short Final: Flight Following

I was flying with a student in SoCal. Before taxi, she got an appropriate VFR clearance as required per ATIS...

Short Final: Visibility Good

On a particularly clear day I was practicing commercial maneuvers west of Sioux Falls when I heard a King Air check in with Approach...

Short Final: Jumpers Away

While flying on a pleasant Sunday afternoon near Northwest Missouri, I heard the following on a local Unicom frequency...

Short Final: Job Well Done

About a year ago I was training a student pilot. The college student was very intense and strived to be perfect at all her training....

Short Final: Florida Geography

My brother, J.R., and I have made a number of flights to the Bahamas in one of our two airplanes. Once we had a crowd, so we took both airplanes...

Short Final: Mistaken Identity

I was flying south over a water route just off the East Coast nearing Washington, D.C., when a Baron called ATC and this was the exchange...

Short Final: Mach 3

A few days ago, departing Minot North Dakota for Duluth in a Skylane, I asked ATC if the NOTAM for military training at Duluth had the airport closed, or whether it was open to GA traffic...

Short Final: That Can’t Be Right

Eastbound through Chicago OHares Class Bravo, we were on frequency with a controller rattling off instructions to several airplanes in rapid fire...

Short Final: Concorde Criticism

About 30 years ago I had a business trip to London and took the BOAC Concorde from Washington Dulles International Airport to London Heathrow Airport...

Short Final: Highway 101

Heading north from Santa Monica to Oakland and approaching San Jose, I heard the following...

Flying And Fathers

Sometimes in this job you find a story that goes far beyond a love of airplanes and fascination with flight to connect on a personal level. Such was the case when I came across an article about Southwest pilot Bryan Knight, who flew his Vietnam veteran father’s remains home fifty-two years after Col. Roy Knight Jr. was shot down flying a mission over enemy territory in Laos.

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How Pipistrel Builds Electric Airplanes

Slovenia-based Pipistrel is the only company currently marketing an electric training aircraft. In this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli visited the factories in both Slovenia and Italy to learn how the airplanes are made.