Reluctant Passengers

Every once in a while, we get an opportunity to promote general aviation, or just to expose someone to our preferred mode of travel....

Build Your Own Sim

Assume you want to buy an airplane. You wouldn’t just go with your buddy’s suggestion to get a Cloudpuncher simply because he said it’s...

So near, yet…

Encounters with low weather aren’t an everyday occurrence, but it just takes a tepid spring day to set the stage. Mix in moist, stable...

When the Wind Blows

There’s no phenomena that shapes the flying experience quite like wind. It’s almost always present in some form. A crosswind makes for tricky landings,...

Gettin’ Down

Having departed from Pompano Beach, Florida, we’re going to Greensboro, North Carolina, to visit family. The winds at Greensboro’s Piedmont-Triad International (KGSO) are northerly...

Anchorage (PANC)

Runway 7R approaches at Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (including the missed approach portions) overfly Cook Inlet. The inlet stretches about 180 miles...

5G vs Rad Alt Politics

Airlines and other operators have been using rad alts in safety-critical and supplemental applications for decades without having to worry about data corruption from...