Finding Open Air

About 10 years ago, I set out to write a book. It sort of started as a family joke when I was a kid and my maternal grandfather proclaimed, “If I wrote a book about my life, I’d have to sell it as science fiction!” Over the years, I amassed a number of interesting stories and … Read more…

Surviving a Plane Crash

As a flight instructor, we routinely inundate our students with emergency procedures. File a flight plan, carry appropriate survival gear and equipment, properly preflight and check all systems, use your seatbelt, fly the airplane first, aviate, navigate and communicate, find the best place to land clear of obstacles, use emergency checklist if time permits, crack … Read more…

The Gift of Flight!

I remember when I was in high school. I loved to sit at the flight simulator on the PC and explore the different airports and cities. I wondered if they looked the same in real life. What was it like to fly in a real plane? At a family picnic, I saw a small airplane … Read more…

Why Aviation History?

We all know the airplane was ‘invented’ in the USA. However, this is only partially true. The scientific discoveries that led to the invention of the airplane date back centuries. News and information back then travelled slowly. As all the pieces were coming together in the late 1800’s, several countries had already been working on … Read more…