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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...

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...

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Chem Trails Revealed! OK, Cloudseeding

When the tin foil hat crowd sees one of these airplanes, we're sure they're sure it's proof that chem trails are a...

How to Look Less Worse When Tailwheel Flying

In the existential struggle over wheel landings vs. full-stall landings, much ink has been spilled with families torn apart. It’s madness