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Dave Gamble’s Schmetterling Aviation. I like it mostly because I love to read Dave’s writing. He has a mastery of vocabulary coupled with a great sense of humor that keeps me coming back. He had a blog called PapaGolfChroniclesthat I really enjoyed as well. These two blogs by Gamble represent my oldest blog bookmarks, which is why they get this place of honor.

Other favorite aviation blogs (not in any specific order): is really cool if you like reading about military and fighter aviation. Rob is a great writer and his posts are thoroughly enjoyable

Mark L. Mark’s the newest member of blogging in formation. He’s an airline pilot, author and musician. Check out his creative works, you’ll be glad you did. – Byron is a retired commercial pilot and author. His blog is a companion to his latest book The Sky Behind Me, a Memoir of Flying and Life

Smart Flight Training is my friend Andrew Hartley’s site. He is a CFII and offers up some excellent lessons+ on his blog

A Mile of Runway Will Take You Anywhere – Steve shares his flying adventures with us and his photography alone is worth a visit!

Airplanista by Dan Pimentel. Dan, like me, writes about a wide range of topics. Unlike me, Dan is actually a good writer

Flight to Success by Karlene Petit. Karlene is a major airline Captain and a published author. She really does a nice job with her blog and really put the human piece back into flying

Air Facts Journal – although this is a business blog, basically an extension of Sporty’s, John Zimmerman and Richard Collins do a nice job providing value to the cyber-pilot

Adventures of Cap’n Aux – Eric Auxier is an Airbus Captain and author. He has written two fiction books and his blog is quit entertaining. Not your typical flying blog

N631S is a fun little blog written by Frank Haste. Frank flies the snot out of his C-182 and writes about it. He also does excellent book reviews

JetHead is another pro pilot blog, written by an AA Captain Chris Manno. His posts about the flying life are entertaining, to say the least

Left Seat written by J. Mac McClellan is another blog I check-in on. I don’t read every article, but I find the ones I’m interested in to be well written and authoritative. Mac has a long history in GA and publishing

From Private to Professional Pilot is written by Swayne Martin, a High School sophomore and newly minted Student Pilot. I applaud his enthusiasm and commitment. I wish more young folks were so driven

Toria Flies is an aviatrix blog created by Victoria Neuville. She posts on a wide range of topics relative to her flying life. She is also heavily involved in Women of Aviation International is a co-host on the Stuck Mic Avcast

AvWeb Insider blog – This blog is always well written and generally very opinionated, which is why I like it. I don’t always agree with the subject, but that’s what free speech is all about

Expert Aviation is written by Carl Valeri, an airline pilot and co-host of Stuck Mic Avcast. Carl’s goal is education and I found his work very interesting and informative

Golf Hotel Whiskey by Matthew Stibbe covers a wide range of topics. I like his blog, because like me, he posts often so there’s always something new to see

The House of Rapp is a personal blog by California-based GIV pilot, Ron Rapp. It’s been around since the mid-90s making it one of the oldest. The site is extremely clean and the content is wide-ranging. I’m a fan

Gary’s Flight Journal is just what the name says. Gary is an instrument rated private pilot and he writes about his flying experiences and anything else that interests him

My Blue World is a blog written by a husband and wife pilot team of Rusty and Sarah. I think Sarah does all the blogging. Anyway, I love the design of the site and it’s fun to read about their adventures

Hush Kit – when I original saw this site, I thought it was for aftermarket noise attenuation kits for corporate jets. Luckily I explored it further. You never know what you might see on this aviation magazine-style blog

My Flight Blog is written by Todd, a Private Pilot, who enjoys writing about his exploits

The Auster Diaries – a fun little blog written about the adventures of a light plane in Scotland, called the Auster. Sometimes it’s fun just to read a blog dedicated to one airplane

Airplanology is by Ben, who is a Private Pilot and avid aviation enthusiast. His blog is updated frequently and always has something different to checkout

Fun Places to Fly – this is a great resources to checking out what’s going on around the country is from a young man who is on the move. He’s already authored a book and he’s only 16 years old. Check it out!


Reader submitted links:

Check out “Decision Height” by Alan Cockrell:
He’s a terrific writer with some great experiences to relate (military, airline, and GA). This recent post is a particularly poignant example:

Pete on 
I am familiar with the majority of the blogs on your list. We just don’t have that many in aviation, apparently.
My contributions would be these: – okay, so I’m into ultralights, is this so wrong? – this is just amazing how awesome it is to be a 0.5%-ter pilot; I am also amazed that the Chinese haven’t closed that outlet of precious information yet. – this guy is just cool. I picked him at the BCP board – LSAs have an official voice in Dan Johnson, but this is more real (has an author feed) – if you don’t read Japanese, look at pics; also, their flying is about as over-regulated as European, but they do their best — another earnest pilot blog, but TJ adds a bit of high-flying zest into it; and he flies on business, too; amazing in these days of total liability

Ricardo Gomes on 
Hi Brent,
I’m a student pilot and I have been following your blog for a while. Checking every day for a new post. Can´t wait for the forums list
You can check my blog:
Its not the best writing blog I know but I try my best.
I follow a great number of blogs. Here are some more that I like to read:
Best regards,
Ricardo Gomes

Ron on 
Thanks for having me on your list! I read many of the sites you listed.
Here are a couple more for you to check out: – this is one of my favorites. He’s taken a bit of a hiatus lately, but the archived stuff is well worth it.
Thanks again!

Ed Tully on and are a few additional ones that will entertain you for days.

Oh, and is one about flying destinations in Southern California and the Southwestern US. A must visit site if you want to arouse your travel lust.
Another reader submission is:



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