Brad Koehn sent in this photo, noting: “We took this photo turning final at Mackinac Island, Michigan (KMCD) in my flying club’s Cherokee Six. It was a beautiful day to fly and a beautiful day to visit the island.” [Read more…]
In many ways I’m a creature of habit. Of course, some habits are more obvious than others. For instance, I eat every day. More than I need to, in fact. That’s a habit. Not a particularly good one, and not one that I am proud of, but it is a habit, so I include it on my list.
Another is that I write my General Aviation News column every Monday morning. You can count on me being at my desk bright and early, putting fingers to keyboard in an attempt to find some nugget of truth, or insight, or entertainment to share with you.
Today, that didn’t happen. It’s late afternoon now. I frittered away my morning in search of excellence. And I’m happy to say I may have found it. [Read more…]
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Ninety-Nines and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2016 calendar year) who wants to learn to fly. [Read more…]
J. Michael Loomis, an aviation attorney in Fort Wayne, Indiana, offers this advice: “If you are going to be active in aviation, I recommend that you develop a relationship with an aviation attorney before you actually need one.
You’ll want to know who you will be able to call and how to reach them in the midst of a problem, such as when you receive a request over the radio that you “call the tower.” [Read more…]
Joe Gutierrez of Kingman, Arizona sends in this advice: The best flight training tool is to commit yourself 100% to learning how to fly without reservation. To say you want to is not enough. You have to commit yourself. [Read more…]
It took four days flying from South Carolina to reach Fort Nelson, British Columbia, 283 miles up the Alaska Highway from its starting point at Dawson Creek. And more than 1,100 road miles — two good days of flying — remained to the end of the Highway at Delta Junction, Alaska.
My co-pilot, retired U.S. Army aviator Albert Finocchiaro, filed the flight plan from Fort Nelson to Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, on July 16 while I preflighted N3245G, my 1956 tailwheel Cessna 172. [Read more…]