Safe Enough

Many of my previous Remarksmhave touched on what’s safe in general aviation, but that's a conversation worth continuing. Long ago I concluded that “safe” is...

Wrong Way First

The rumble of tire rubber on asphalt suddenly ceases. Runway 9 falls away as you climb straight ahead, assigned runway heading up to 3000...

October 2021 Quiz: No Time For Coasting

You recently needed to take extended travel to destinations beyond the practical range of your trusty Cessna Cardinal RG. Your avionics shop just took...

RTC In Florida

Since I’ve turned more pages in my personal calendar, my insurance required recurrent training increased from once in two years to every year. As...

The Honorable Pilot

Recently I got a request from an instrument student. He needed help fielding the inevitable systems and scenario-based questions about the G1000’s many failure...

No Plan For That

Departures into low clouds might not be your thing, and that's fine. Staying on the ground is the ultimate risk mitigation for absolutely any...

Reading the Sky

Part of being able to forecast comes from reading the sky, because so much of what's taking place in the atmosphere can be seen...