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Short Final: PIC

I was piloting N7304Y, a Miller Twin Comanche (a veritable hot rod) from San Antonios Stinson Airport to Houston Hobby Airport early in the morning. Houston Center passed me to Approach and then to the final controller for Hobby...

Short Final: Altitude Reporting

Best radio call I ever got to make...

Short Final: Darn Numbers

I was on descent into a congested metropolitan area when I had this exchange with the center controller...

Short Final: Be Nice!

A few years ago I was flying into my home field in my Columbia 400. Descending, I was doing a bit over 210 knots 10 miles out, number two for landing. Ahead of me was a regional jet...

Short Final: Send The Bill

Recently during the government shutdown, Atlanta Center had a hard time communicating with a Citation who seemed to be out of range...

Short Final: Truck Traffic

A few months ago, we heard this on Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Approach as we were flying through the area...

Short Final: Magic Words

I was flying home late one night into my home base which is a non-towered airport near a Class C airport. Approach asked me to "call the field" when I had it in sight...

Short Final: Returning To Departure Airport

In August my wife won three free tickets to an NFL pre-season game. We live a few hours away from the stadium, so we decided to fly there...

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...

What’s the Outlook For Icon?

Price escalation has eroded demand. Now the company has to develop a market for the most expensive LSA in U.S. market.

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In-Depth Look At The Icon A5 And The Company’s Production Reset

Icon has been on the general aviation scene for a full decade trying to gain traction for its innovative A5 amphibious light...