Leaders, followers, and picking your mission

Posted on September 9th, 2014 by

Like it or not, most of us are followers. That’s not a bad thing. It’s not a good thing. It’s just a thing. A description of the way things are. A stand-alone fact. Most of us follow someone else, a... Continue Reading →

Exit ramps, profit, and Yourtown USA

Posted on September 1st, 2014 by

It is well known in most circles that airlines travel on highways in the sky. Admittedly, most folks don’t know those highways are called airways, but the name is logical, whether the general public knows it or not. However, few... Continue Reading →

Brrrrr, ka-ching

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

If you’re connected to social media in any way, you’ve no doubt spent a good deal of time in recent weeks watching people get wet. Like flagpole sitting, goldfish swallowing, and stuffing as many college kids into a VW bug... Continue Reading →

Video: Jamie Beckett’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

As always, our Politics for Pilots columnist looks at things just a bit differently…Here’s his take on the challenge: Continue Reading →

Action, reaction, over-reaction

Posted on August 18th, 2014 by

In the political arena opinions are rampant. Facts are often scarce, and statistics are often tweaked until reduced to little more than useless gibberish designed to support an otherwise unsupportable argument. This is true in every town, every state, and... Continue Reading →

Transitions and trade-offs

Posted on August 11th, 2014 by

Go with me on this. It’s a good story. Annie was a 15-year-old mutt who came to us through the local pound. She was past her date for euthanization when we found her. Somehow her paperwork had been lost, buying... Continue Reading →

Our contradictory spectacle

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by

It was an epiphany. Not to the extent of Archimedes jumping from the tub and running through the streets naked. For one thing, I was having lunch, not a bath. For another, I was not naked at any point during... Continue Reading →

What’d you say?

Posted on July 30th, 2014 by

Several years ago I had the great pleasure of being a restoration specialist at Tom Reilly’s Warbird Museum in Kissimmee, Florida. It was there I got to put my Airframe and Powerplant certificate to work rebuilding a B-17, maintaining a... Continue Reading →

Celebrate ourselves

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by

When Orville and Wilbur Wright wandered out onto the dunes of Kill Devil Hills to make their first powered flight, there were no crowds of well wishers cheering them on. Reporters were elsewhere covering stories that seemed more important than... Continue Reading →

How to create a fan

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by

The quest for the World Cup has come to an end. Germany took home the title after working their way up through the ranks, win by win. In the end they took out Argentina in a 1–0 contest that left... Continue Reading →