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Remarks: July 2021

On To AirventureFor three days I attended SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Florida, and have a few observations...

Remarks: Consistency

There are a few reasons airlines are safer than general aviation. Now, airline pilots commonly fly at least 50 to 80 hours a month...

Remarks: Comfort Zone

Over the last few months, I’ve been working with a friend, Tom, who’s looking to expand his aeronautical horizons. His comfort zone is getting...

Remarks: Milestones

Experts in print media say that it’s bad form for an editor to focus his/ her remarks on the magazine itself. “Be original,” they...

Remarks: Conservatism

Back in the January issue, my Remarks outlined how I try to look at my flying choices through the lens of an accident report...

Expectation Bias

Years ago when I moved into a new neighborhood, I was exploring different routes to drive to my new house. After only a short...

Remarks: How’s That Look?

Sometimes we stretch the regulations, or worse, common sense. Some examples include VFR weather minimums (scud running), night currency, or even logging. Don’t get me...

Go or No Go?

Every pilot has been faced with a marginal go/no-go decision. Sometimes it’s marginal weather that, if it gets no worse, is a go. But,...

Remarks: Remembering Checkrides

Recently my wife and I were musing about my checkrides, so I went through them. My private endured loneliness for about 15 years before...

Master Pilot

Perhaps you know of the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot award recognizing 50 years of safe flying. I looked into it but the documentation...

Circle From An ILS?

Recently a reader wrote to ask me a question that’s been provoking a lot of thought here in the IFR virtual offices. This particular...

Autoland-No Thanks

When you stop and think about it, autoland in GA was inevitable. We’ve had the technology for decades, so it was merely a matter...