Tag "education"

September 7, 2013

REFINING THE CRAFT

The question of what we can do personally to be better at our craft is something that I don’t feel we ask often enough. For me, it usually takes a couple of well placed screw-ups to rattle my cage and make me think introspectively about my flying. These weren’t metal-bending events, but rather instances where…

August 27, 2013

Youth Aviation Adventure Hangarfest 2013

I enjoyed the opportunity on Saturday evening to attend Youth Aviation Adventure’s annual Hangarfest fundraiser at my home airport of KCMH. This is the national headquarters for YAA and Spirit Avionics graciously opened up their facility to host the event. Rick Ochs and the guys at Spirit are very involved with YAA and it shows, they pulled…

June 19, 2013

Accomplishments in Flight

One of the cooler things about flying is the ability to seek out and accomplish tangible goals. I don’t know about you, but I like having goals that I can strive for.  I think that’s why sports are so popular, because you always have something to shoot for.  As adults, many of our hobbies take…

February 24, 2013

How To Be a Pilot ebook: Update #1

How To Be a Pilot ebook: update #1 I’m still cranking away at the ebook on how to be a pilot. It has been fun so far. Because it’s an ebook there’s an immense amount of flexibility, which really allows you to be as creative as you want. Plus it will let me distribute it…

January 19, 2013

Getting an Instrument Rating: Perspective

Getting an Instrument Rating: Perspective One of the guys asked about getting his instrument rating recently, so I provided some guidance that I thought I would share with the rest of you. This is not an all-encompassing treatise on getting your instrument ticket, but it does include some things to think about before embarking on…

November 23, 2012

Why do people live near airports and then complain?

Why do people live near airports and then complain? Editorial Help me out. Why do people move in next to an airport and then complain about the airplanes? This completely blows my mind. Are they so compulsive that they go through the arduous process of purchasing a home and miss the fact that there are…

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