Drinking from the Fire Hose

Some of you may have bumped into me over the last year and a half as I have been learning to fly and then working on an instrument rating through… Read more »

What Makes My Prop Spin

Note from Joel: For those who haven’t yet met him, or who have and want to learn more about what makes him tick, check out the following article from Craig… Read more »

Don’t Panic!

My fellow sci-fi fans will instantly recognize this as the advice given in large, bold letters on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But it actually is rather good advice… Read more »

Seizing the “Perfect Opportunity”

How many times does a “perfect opportunity” present itself in life? Well, that’s certainly an impossible question to answer. However, those who actively pursue personal improvement and challenges greatly enhance… Read more »

The Forgetting Curve

We all have times when we have gaps in our training. Perhaps life gets busy or an aircraft goes down for maintenance and Mother Nature unleashes a deluge of rain.… Read more »

California or Bust: A Young Pilot’s First Solo Cross-country Adventure

“N572DS is cleared to the Papa Romeo Charlie airport via runway heading, direct VINCO, join V107, then Papa X-ray November, join V113 to PRIEST, then as filed. Climb and maintain 5,000, expect 11,000… Read more »

So Many Reasons to Fly

While I haven’t had occasion to fly fixed-wing lately, I have been doing a lot of rotary-wing work courtesy of the Michigan Army National Guard. I was recently at Fort… Read more »

Fishing and Flying

It’s common knowledge that the some of biggest freshwater fish live in the waters way up north — those places where bear, moose, and wolves roam the shores; the eagles… Read more »

Destination: Lunch at the Fly Inn

Since earning my private, one of my most favorite destinations has been lunch! You can fly in nearly any direction and you’ll eventually find it. On one of the many… Read more »

The Miracle of a Dream

My love affair with flying began when I was watching airplanes fly in and out of Lowry Air Force Base located in Denver, Colorado. Though my father was a Master… Read more »