A new book by pilot Robert DeLaurentis goes beyond turning dials, throwing switches and cranking ailerons.
“Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion & the Journey Within” is an adventure of the soul, told by a man who has a graduate degree in spiritual psychology and whose 2015 flight around the world forced him to peer into the abyss on a number of occasions, according to the publisher. [Read more…]
According to the pilot, he flew the traffic pattern to a touchdown zone landing on runway centerline at the airport in Wachula, Florida.
However, after touching down, the Piper PA-46 “floated back up,” then touched down again “with authority.” [Read more…]
Gene Winsett recently submitted this photo, explaining: “I have always enjoyed sunrises and sunsets. But what our creator has provided us and what the gifts he has given man yield a mix that keeps us looking skyward and enjoying every minute of it. That combination looking towards the Sierra Nevada mountains from central California provided one of those moments.” [Read more…]
In my last column, Ethanol and aircraft: Just say no, I answered some questions about ethanol and its effect on aircraft.
In this column, I would like to address some follow-up questions about ethanol. Specifically, if ethanol causes so many problems with engines, why is it added to fuel and why is fuel with ethanol cheaper than conventional auto gas? [Read more…]