By JEFF SIMON, Guest Editorial
As hobbies go, flying has become a fairly solitary experience, at least in the air. The vast majority of general aviation flights are with a single occupant — the pilot. Added to that is the fact that flight hours have been in a steady decline for years, so we’re flying less and often doing it alone.
That’s a shame, because we certainly enjoy each other’s company. Some of my best flying memories are of meeting (or making) friends at fly-ins, pancake breakfasts, seminars, and other gatherings.