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#96 It’s National Elevator Month!

” Most commonly it gets misused to yank the nose up and momentarily increase “G” force and thus stall speed while it’s buddy, the rudder, is busy skidding the plane, sending another hapless pilot to the Westward regions.” […]

#95 I Don’t Understand How a Guy Could Do That!

“Hmm, looks a bit high… I better bring it down a bit”, I muttered to myself. “Yeh, that’s about right.” […]

# 91 After You!

“If you’re going to the airport, then GO TO THE FREAKIN’ AIRPORT!” (Bill didn’t actually say “freakin’”. I’ve just cleaned it up for my more easily offended readers. […]

#88 A slight breeze in Hereford, Texas

” There’s a reason most of us don’t like chains: they have no shock absorption and the Cub was pounding against the tension of the chains.” […]

#86 A Workin’ Airplane

“…as an ag plane, it’s chances of crashing were excellent indeed. ” […]

#85 Lurking

“it’s assumed that most pilots can’t slow down. They’ll hurtle to the ground out of control if they do anything but keep on blasting along at cruise or approach speed. ” […]

#80 The Touch and Go Landing (and a few other mutterings)

“Most flight schools insist on a long upwind departure to an arbitrary altitude, ignoring the suitability of the land below for an emergency landing.” […]

#74 The New Standard

“As I taxied in to the resort’s tiedown area, there was a New Standard D-25 parked on the ramp, its little stool waiting to help passengers into the front cockpit. It was “Stanley”. ” […]

#71 The Briar Patch and the Comfort Zone

“For an aviator, staying in your comfort zone virtually guarantees that you will not become a better pilot. Keep on doing that long drawn out 45 degree entry to the downwind. Keep practicing the stabilized approach. Keep doing only what you know how to do. Don’t fly a sailplane, don’t go upside down and, above all, never simply try to fly with more precision. That way you will guarantee that you will never leave your comfort zone.” […]

#70 My Weekend

“I felt like I was doing a “Pony Express Mount” on my little airplane as I chased Eric and Jami in their T-Craft down the taxiway and blasted into the air for Prospect.” […]