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…

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.    …

October 24, 2014

Where is Mark Today? – San Antonio TX

Hi Everyone!  It’s been a little bit since a post has come from iFLYblog.com but have no fear!  Stay tuned because iFLYblog.com is EXPANDING with NEW CONTRIBUTORS!  Joining us today is Mark Pollard, Charter Pilot in the Citation XLS. You can read his about page by clicking his name in the ABOUT menu on the…

May 13, 2014

I Want an Airplane

Here we are at the beginning of May and winter has finally released its firm grip and we can really focus on getting out there and enjoying our passion of flying.    I love May because it ushers in the air show and fly-in season for much of the Northern Hemisphere.  From this point forth…

May 3, 2014

User Fees for All

By Ron Rapp I’ve been flying sixteen years now, and the specter of user fees has haunted the general aviation community the entire time. Longer, in fact. The history of these proposals has been summarized by AOPA if you care to know the full background, but one thing not many of us remember is that these taxes were…

April 17, 2014

Competent and Confident In Your Flying

Com-pe-tent adjective 1. having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.   Con-fi-dent adjective 2. feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured.   In our world as pilots, competence is seemingly a Yes or No answer. You are or you aren’t, right? Sort of.    Who determines your level of competence? If you say…

April 4, 2014

Solo Flow

Having fond memories of your own solo flight is one of the unique gifts of learning to fly. Like all pilots, it’s a seminal point in your journey. It’s akin to walking through a door into a new world. A world in which you alone control your destiny. You have crossed a threshold; you are…

February 6, 2014


Would you believe me if I stated I have a cure for the declining pilot population? And would you also believe me if I said YOU have the cure too?    It’s true. We have the power to manage this problem right now. It won’t take cheaper fuel, less government regulations, cheaper airplanes, more airports,…

January 10, 2014


This series will draw metaphors from the famous Greek mythological story of Icarus.   If you are unfamiliar; Icarus’ father (Daedalus) was an amazing craftsman who built his son a pair of wings made of wax and feathers. Against his father’s guidance he flew too close to the sun and melted his wings, crashing to his…

January 3, 2014

My New Year’s Resolutions: #BlogFormation Post

I have never been much on New Year’s Resolutions. I’m pretty much the kind of person that gets something in his head and goes for it at that moment. Since my buddy Eric logically came up with this month’s Blogging in Formation subject, how could I resist the opportunity to throw down some goals for 2014….