What it Takes to become a Pilot.

I was frustrated by the comments on Facebook from a concerned potential student who posted the question “What does it cost to get a private pilot license?” The answers ranged from “You’re soul” to something like “It’s too expensive, just forget it.” Let me tell you. Becoming a pilot is a right of passage into … Read more…

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…