PaulT, 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 >>
Steve Tupper, January 9th, 2009
I was talking to airshow performer Greg Koontz about aerobatics and flight training as part of an episode of my podcast, Airspeed. I saw Greg twice last year and he does everything from great aerobatics in a Super Decathlon to landing a Piper Cub on a moving pickup truck. Read More >>
AndrewS, December 29th, 2008
AOPA has announced that its 2009 "Let's go Flying" sweepstakes winner will take home a 2005 Cirrus SR22. Read here for the details.
I have long said the Cirrus is like Apple Computer. Anyone who owns and loves Macs knows what I'm talking about. Cirrus builds innovative, great-looking products that push technology. Cirrus blends form and functionality. Read More >>
AndrewS, December 15th, 2008
In the midst of the economic doldrums, which includes much of the aviation industry, two interesting pieces of news last week give hope to the pilot poluation.
The first comes from Light Sport guru, Dan Johnson. For those who don't read Dan's blog, I highly recommend it. Dan reports that LSA sales remain relatively strong, even as the general piston market slows (that's being kind). Read More >>
AndrewS, November 25th, 2008
Flight Design did not become the best-selling light sport aircraft in the country by being the best looking kid on the block. In fact, the FD is more like that nerdy guy in high school who got straight As and was still the most popular kid at the parties. In other words, looks are deceiving. It is more than just a solid performing aircraft. Despite its funny looking design it has won this low-wing guy over. Read More >>
AndrewS, November 24th, 2008
Pilots will tell you that people love to hear about flying. Mention it at a party or in the office, and you're sure to get : "How long have you been flying?"; "What do you fly?"; "Where do you fly too."; and the best one, "Can you take me sometime?"
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LaurenH, July 4th, 2008
Hey everyone out there, my name's Lauren and I'm a student pilot. As you can see by the photo above (when I was little), I've been flying, or "co-piloting," for many years. And let me tell you, I've loved every minute of it!
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