When the day comes that I should not fly any longer for medical reasons, I will tell my personal physician and quit flying. The FAA will play no part in my decision.
A Lazy 8 is not an extreme aerobatic maneuver, but is a bit of a thrill for a stodgy ho-hum pilot like me. I love to practice Lazy 8s because of the sensations in the seat of my pants and the challenge of making them near perfect.
If I am not flying a stable approach to final — and I now know what that looks and feels like — I automatically go-around. No more nervous approaches, fears, or anguish.
One reason American pilots are the freest in the world today is because the generations of pilots that came before us would have it no other way.
I think landings are like kissing a pretty girl.
In my book, all landings are crosswind landings, it’s just a matter of degree.
I fly for fun. Friends accuse me of being “all ate up with flying,” to which I firmly reply guilty.
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