Your connection with the sky

The Voices in Your Head: Aviation Podcasts

, February 12th, 2009

iPod on the yoke of the Skydive Chicago Twin otter

Those who know me will not be surprised to hear that I’m a huge fan of aviation podcasts.

For those not familiar with the medium, a podcast is an audio or video show delivered over a computer network on a periodic or occasional basis.  Read More >>

….. but (sim)life continues….

, January 28th, 2009

I hope you have read my previous post, titled 'A Monumental Error', about the demise of the Flight Simulator development group at Microsoft aka ACES Studio. There you can read about the 'state of shock' most veteran flightsimmers are in. And as I already alluded to, many of those people are pilots in real life as well, and quite a number of them only started thinking about flying a real aircraft after having met aviation through their PC and MS Flight Simulator. Read More >>

What’s your favorite flight?

, January 13th, 2009

Most of my posts on the Let's Go Flying blog have been, up to this point, about professional pilot paths.  I want to take a pause from this theme however, to share with you a recently re-discovered reason for wanting to learn how to fly: to find your own personal favorite flight (as a pilot of course). Read More >>

Airline’s Loss Could Be GA’s Gain

, January 12th, 2009

While there is growing concern and evidence that the general aviation industry is falling off a cliff, there is also evidence of a significant opportunity.  According to the New York Times, more and more small cities are losing airline travel.  You can read the article here. The result?  That small towns supported by tourists are feeling a harsh economic downtown. Read More >>

Cleared for Adventure!

, December 16th, 2008

Tupper on the ramp with a C-172

Greetings! I’m delighted to post this, the first of my entries for AOPA’s Let’s Go Flying blog.

This first post is a little longer than I expect the average post will be, but hey, we're getting to know each other. Read More >>

A Dream Deferred No Longer

, December 10th, 2008

For 30+ plus years I have been an aviation enthusiast. I can often be found looking up at the sky for passing planes, going out of my way to drive by local airports and, of course, spending long days in the summer heat enjoying airshows. Since as early as I can remember I wanted to learn to fly but too often had some reason I could not pursue that dream. Four years ago I decided I had waited too long to pursue this life-long dream. Read More >>

Now I Know Why I Love the Air

, September 26th, 2008

I have learned so much as a student pilot in the past three months of flying. Flying has now become my passion, my priority, and some may even call it an obsession, but hey that's okay, because I absolutely LOVE it! Read More >>