Latest edition of World Directory of Light Aviation now available

World Directory of LIght Aviation

Now available is the 268-page World Directory of Light Aviation 2014/2015 (WDLA), which includes images, descriptions and technical data on more than 1,000 aircraft, including ultralights, microlights, LSA, gyrocopter, certified aircraft, kitplanes, trikes, ultralight and certified gliders and motor-gliders, instruments, engines, propellers, accessories, and more.

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Confessions of a Very Private Pilot

CONFESSions of a very private pilot

The latest release from University Aviation Press, “Confessions of a Very Private Pilot,” delivers real-life advice from an owner-pilot on how to evaluate, purchase, train, and operate turbine and light jet aircraft.

David Miller’s quick wit and off-the-cuff remarks walk readers through a lifetime of adventures — including his first airplane ride as a boy, obtaining his first type rating, and accounts of flights gone awry.

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Motivation, inspiration, and big ol’ dreams

I’ve just returned from a beautiful morning chat on my friend Ben’s front porch. Ben’s 87 years old. As a solid member of that group known as the greatest generation, he fills the bill well.

A southern boy born into hard work and low expectations, he went off to war as a young man in his teens. He found himself in the Pacific where he did things and saw things most of us would rather not know about.

But he soldiered on, did his duty, came home, went to college, and made quite a success of himself. In fact, he’s something of an institution in my neck of the woods.

Among Ben’s great contributions to the world is the love of flight a handful of middle-aged men share. [Read more…]