Your connection with the sky

Sticking it to the Man

, January 15th, 2009

It’s not very often we have our opinions on government-related things heard.  It is even more rare that anything is done about an opinoin.  I feel very lucky and excited to be able to share my opinion to not only other people  but to express it to people who can do something about it.  On Friday morning, I will be heading to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chicago to attend a public hearing regarding the TSA’s new security program for “large aircraft” and the airports that host them.   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 >>

My very first flight

, January 9th, 2009

This blog is all about getting people into that left seat of an aircraft – the pilot’s seat, the Captain’s seat even ! So let me tell you of MY very first flight at the controls of an aircraft, however small it was, after decades of building model kits, flying radio controlled models and studying and using the PC flight simulators.

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Variety – The Spice of Flight (and Flight Training)

, January 9th, 2009

Tupper and Sutton in the Citabria

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 >>