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Go? Or No-Go?

Although my Twin-Cessna 340 has been amazingly reliable, it is still a complex aircraft with two turbocharged engines, pressurization, and known-ice certification, among other...

Dual-Think Revisited

Years ago, I wrote an article for these pages in which I opined that there was no need or fiscal justification for the dual...

Private Approaches

Frequently we discuss that complying with the regulations isn’t necessarily safe. The common example is instrument currency where six in six isn’t always enough...

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....

That Illusive Proficiency

Simulators first made a believer of me when I got a Pacer Mk II in 1978. In 10 years, I put over 1000 hours...

Staying Engaged

Recently I attended a Rusty Pilot session and learned (or re-learned as the case may be) several aspects of our aviating world that laid...

Pitching Type Clubs, Again

When I needed (well, wanted) a step-up airplane 20 years ago, I decided it would be a twin. Ultimately, we sold our Mooney and...

Reflections: January 2022

Each new year presents an opportunity to review the last 12 months. Like our editor in 2020, 2021 saw me receive the FAA Wright...

Multitasking

Mental processes of multitasking are not well understood and probably few of us look at this from the perspective of flying. We scan and...

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...

Getting Youth Involved

One failure of GA in the U.S. is the dearth of young aviators, creating a pilot shortage. While many colleges and flight schools attempt...

Caveat Emptor

Consider the contradiction we pilots face between the ultimate responsibility as PIC and working in an environment where the successful completion of our tasks...