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August 14, 2013

Disney’s Planes

Like many, I have been waiting patiently the last several months for the opening of Disney’s latest offering. This movie is a spin-off of the wildly successful animated movie Cars, but since the theme was airplanes, what self-respecting pilot could resist? The wife wasn’t over enthused about going, but my youngest daughter, who’s 8, couldn’t wait.  …

May 23, 2013

Plan Continuation Bias

I penned an article for General Aviation News this week about a Human Factors condition known as Plan Continuation Bias, we know it as “get-there-itis.” I thought folks that come here would enjoy it as well.  Without giving it away, I will say that this human condition is in all of us and I have…

January 8, 2013

Stuck Mic Avcast: Interview

Stuck Mic Avcast: Interview Len Costa at the Stuck Mic AvCast interviewed me for their most recent podcast and you can hear it here: http://stuckmicavcast.com/aviation-podcast/smac039a-best-of-2013-iflyblogcom-with-brent-owens/ Rick, Len, Carl, and Victoria are really passionate about aviation and their podcast is a must-listen. Forget my interview, if you aren’t subscribed to their podcast, you’re missing out. We…

December 22, 2012

It’s the end of the world. What did you do?

It’s the end of the world. What did you do? Yesterday marked the end of the Mayan calendar, 12/21/12. I hope everyone got out and flew, just incase! Unfortunately, the weather across Ohio was bad all day and I had to work, so I was left to fantasize about the whole thing. What if yesterday…

November 24, 2012

We need more aviation heroes

We need more aviation heroes editorial Ever since Neil Armstrong passed away, I have lamented on the status of our aviation heroes. The number of people who have risen to hero status in the aviation world continues to shrink – we just aren’t making them anymore. The days of the military or NASA pilots going…

November 7, 2012

FAA Safety Briefing: A Free Publication From the FAA

If you don’t already know about the FAA’s free publication that comes out 6 times a year, you owe it to yourself to check it out. FAA Safety Briefing is a very well done full-color glossy periodical that covers a wide variety of topics. The Nov/Dec edition’s theme is on Small Airplane, Big World, so the…

October 29, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft to emerge from Bankruptcy as Beechcraft Corp

Hawker Beechcraft to emerge from Bankruptcy as Beechcraft If you own a propellor-driven Beechcraft hopefully this is a spot of good news. The idea of having the tooling that makes our precious parts being shipped halfway around the world in China (if that’s how it would have went down), had to be a foreboding thought….

October 20, 2012

Lynda Meeks: The Sky’s the Limit

  Lynda Meeks: The Sky’s the Limit Editor: If you haven’t read the Huffington Post article about Lynda and some of the things she is doing is is posted below. Great stuff! Congrats Lynda! There should be nothing unusual about Lynda Meeks, Army veteran and licensed pilot, sitting in an airplane. But this time, her…

October 11, 2012

NTSB Press Release on G650 Crash

Today the NTSB issued a press release on the G-650 test flight crash that killed 4 crewmembers and destroyed the aircraft.  The short version is that Gulfstream was too aggressive in trying to get the airplane certified and to the market. Go here to see the complete press release: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/2012/121010.html -Brent