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February 6, 2014

CURE FOR THE DECLINING PILOT POPULATION

  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…

February 2, 2014

My Favorite Destination: Blogging in Formation Series

We didn’t really go anywhere when I was growing up, in fact my first airline flight was in my 20s well after I was already out on my own and flying professionally. It was in the back of a 737 from Cody, WY to Oklahoma City after delivering a Bellanca Super Viking to a former…

January 22, 2014

Announcing The Slipstream Radio Podcast

My friend Rick Burgon of www.TallyOne.com and I have been busy collaborating on a new aviation podcast we believe you’ll want to checkout.  Why is this podcast different than the dozens of other ones out there? Largely because of our varied backgrounds. I am a professional pilot and general aviation enthusiasts. Rob is a USAF…

January 17, 2014

Dancing With The Lizard: Flying and Your Brain

I am not a doctor or a scientist, but in doing some research for another project I learned some interesting things about the brain that translates to this grand endeavor we call flying. The Cerebral Cortex, the largest area of the brain, is where most thinking functions occur. The cortex consists of four lobes: – The Frontal Lobe…

January 10, 2014

ICARUS SERIES #2: THE HUBRIS OF FLIGHT

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 5, 2014

My Flying Bliss

This post originated from a video I just finished (link below) so I thought I would share it here with a bit of an explanation behind it.  Winter is firmly entrenched in Ohio and there is more on the way. Cabin fever is starting to kick in big time as I haven’t flown my airplane…

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….

December 28, 2013

Icarus Series #1: Innovate or Die

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…

December 18, 2013

Pilots vs. Pilots

In this editorial I will attempt to juxtapose two different genre of aviators. Both are similar, yet different. Let me also say there is no right answer.   Many would think that pilots are a very structured species that goes out to the same kinds of airports and flies similar types of aircraft on comparable…

December 11, 2013

Name Our Podcast

This is a contest to name an aviation podcast put on by iFLYblog and Tally One.  The podcast will cover topics relative to general, corporate and military aviation.     Brent Owens is an aircraft owner from iFLYblog with a background in corporate aviation. Rob Burgon brings military fighter experience to the show. Together we’ll…