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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...

Short Final: Glider Refueling

My home airport often has gliders operating north of the field, which led to the following exchange: Cessna C-FABC: Pitt...

Short Final: Lonely

Sept. 5, 2019. Hurricane Dorian is pounding the North Carolina shoreline. We are CAVU in Ohio headed for New England and hoping...

Short Final: Radio Awards

Cruising over the upper Midwest we heard this exchange: Aircraft: “Indy Cen ... (SCREECH) ... vember 12(SQUEAL) … checking...

Short Final: Ahoy, Matey

At Camp Graling, Michigan: Army 12345 (in a pirate voice): “Graling Tower, Arrrrrmy Copter 12345, we be a...

Short Final: Pay Grade

Overheard over South Carolina, with the busy Atlanta arrivals streaming overhead: Delta 1234: “Center, Delta 1234 flight level 230.”

Short Final: Tomahawk

I took off from Erie after a major front had passed through much of Pennsylvania and Baltimore and ...

Short Final: Jackpot

After dropping off our Angel Flight West passenger we were climbing out of Henderson, Nevada. On the guard frequency (121.5) we heard...

Launch Scrubs Are Actually Successes

The much-anticipated first launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon was scrubbed by weather on Wednesday. Here's why that's a good thing.

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Why the Dragon’s Split Second Launch Timing is a Must

In this AVweb VODcast, former NASA lead flight director and KITPLANES editor at large Paul Dye explains why this week's launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft requires split-timing. It's a little like driving a really fast car with only a few quarts of gas in the tank.