Have you ever been at the bar with a bunch of friends and seen that one dude that’s trying to be in the modeler of everything? Like, he’s pounding drinks, calling everyone names, acting like he could beat up every guy at the bar, and just being an overall tool. This is the guy running … Continue reading Watch Out for the “Alpha” Pilot Mindset
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I just recently started reading The Spirit of St. Louis by the late great Charles A. Lindbergh. In the very opening of the book, Lindbergh recounts a story about a “routine” in air evacuation he does while delivering mail (side note: this is absolutely insane). Instead of just using his words (which are quite eloquent … Continue reading Lessons From Lindbergh
Sometimes I’m what we in aviation call a “slam-clicker.” That means I let the door slam when I get to my hotel room and I click the lock right behind it, not emerging until my shuttle time the next day. I’ve said before that I’m not a runner, but that really just means I have … Continue reading LAX Beach Day Surprise!
Most of my flight training is happening at an untowered airport. That means, there is no ATC radio tower for pilots to talk to. Instead, all aircraft that fly in the airspace are supposed to dial into a general frequency to talk to all the other pilots in the area. A funny story that happened … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Radio Work at an Untowered Airport
Look, we all love to travel. I mean, this crazy pandemic situation has totally messed with all of our travel plans. But there are still people out there that getting out and about now that places are starting to open up some. Then again, some readers may be like me and have travel as the … Continue reading How to Get (and STAY) Fit as a Flight Attendant
I finally freaking soloed! Me hamming it up in the flight deck after my solo. That’s right. I did everything by myself. I successfully took off and landed without my instructor in the airplane with me. He was on a hand radio to keep in contact with me though. You know, just in case. It … Continue reading Time for a New Shirt: Why we cut shirttails after first solo flight
I don’t really fancy myself as a horror writer, but let's see if I can scare you real quick. It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining, heating your face to a perfect 78 degrees Fahrenheit, a slight breeze offering the perfect complement to your day. To top it off, it’s blowing directly down runway … Continue reading The ABC’s of an Emergency
I go to Florida all the time for work. I've had my fair share of issues, but this time, my wife and I did Dania Beach right.
Did you know the FAA has a checklist that every single pilot should use before every single flight? Well, they do. It's called the PAVE Checklist.