American pilots are extraordinarily fortunate. We have a freedom to fly that many around the world can barely comprehend, much less enjoy as we do.
Yes, I’m well aware many American aviators don’t pay much attention to flying outside U.S. borders. Indeed, around 80% of all general aviation airplanes are located in the USA, also home to more than half of all the pilots on the planet. We also have the most public airports and those don’t include many flying fields. No wonder we can be inwardly focused.
In addition, a large share of the airplanes produced anywhere and the innovations they boast originated in the land of the free. Lucky us!
I hope you will enjoy every minute you can spend aloft in 2018. [Read more…]