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May 18, 2015

Get Involved in Aviation

I realize that the majority of this audience is already pretty involved in aviation, but there is always more that all of us can do. Many of us are passionate about flying and are constantly looking for ways to help general aviation grow rather than the stagnate state it seems to be in.    ...
May 4, 2015

Aviation Book: Fate is The Hunter

This guest post is from Matthew Hood, a seasoned commercial pilot and General Aviation advocate.  He has many great stories to share, and we look forward to more!  He is also a proud owner of a Luscombe!  Please sit back and enjoy….   FATE IS THE HUNTER is one of my favorite aviation books of all…

May 4, 2015

A $23,000.00 Super Car vs a 1946 Luscombe 8a

This guest post is from Matthew Hood, a seasoned commercial pilot and General Aviation advocate.  He has many great stories to share, and we look forward to more!  He is also a proud owner of a Luscombe!  Please sit back and enjoy…. : Not really….better!   Some time ago I was visiting with a coworker who was…

April 27, 2015

People are Weird (plane people, that is…)

This guest post is from Matthew Hood, a seasoned commercial pilot and General Aviation advocate.  He has many great stories to share, and we look forward to more!  He is also a proud owner of a Luscombe!  Please sit back and enjoy…. :   Years ago I sat in on a symposium at Oshkosh.  The…

March 23, 2015

What Drew Me to Flying

42 years ago I was sitting on my bedroom floor playing the game Careers with my girlfriends. This was a game where we spun the wheel to land on the career of our choice. Yes… we could become a stewardess, librarian, teacher, nurse, or model! A stewardess was the career of the times.    …

March 2, 2015

Challenge Yourself

All of us have reasons that we love airplanes and flying.  Maybe it was a parent or other relative that passed their love of aviation on to you.  Or maybe you just lived near an airport and were fascinated by the amazing machines that defied gravity to venture to all corners of the earth.  …

February 2, 2015

Restoring The Passion For Flying

Along with many of my fellow avgeeks, I have spent a lot of time recently writing about trying to get new people excited about aviation.  It is incredibly important that we spark that new interest where possible, but there is another group that is also in need of a spark these days. Many professional aviators…

January 19, 2015

When Hell Freezes Over

So this is a winter twist: Being from California – and flying from California – we don’t deal with winter ops on a daily basis. Last night we flew into Bozeman Montana. All of the high risk factors were there: high elevation, mountainous, nighttime, freezing temps, snow, and marginal weather to shoot an approach.  …

January 12, 2015

My favorite (non turbine) airplanes

My favorite airplanes (non turbine) Lets do a little dreaming. Image you have a bottomless bank account. What would we find in your hangar? This would be a real challenge for me since I love all airplanes, but somehow I’d make due. He’s my choices as of today, ask me tomorrow and it’ll change. It…