Using physics to fuel safely

A few weeks ago I received an email with a cartoon of a mature lady sitting back with a glass of wine. The caption read, “Another perfect day, and I never had to use algebra once.”

I smiled a little, but then got to thinking about how much we use math and science in our everyday life. And I started to wonder why people look down on their time in school taking these courses as a waste of time, because, in actuality, we use math and science many times every day. [Read more…]

A resolution to use good judgment

Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport.

Since this is the week that Americans traditionally delve deeply into their resolution bag to try to identify the one or two personality traits that they should work to improve in the coming year, I have a suggestion. Let’s try to improve our judgment. It’s a small thing, but it comes into play often, and when we go wrong, bad judgment can leave a big impression.

It’s hard to convince the neighbors that you’re a responsible adult who is worthy of their respect if you’re standing in the street dressed in your underwear, a big smile, and a pair of handcuffs. Bad judgment and poor decision making can lead to this sort of thing. It’s not good. [Read more…]