They’re the words every instrument pilot dreads: “Cleared for the back-course approach.” Yes, I...Read More
Lessons From The Logbook – Bill Cox
My Sky: The Flights & Times of Bill Cox
JP Media LLC has published a book by longtime pilot and writer Bill Cox entitled “My Sky: The Flights & Times of Bill Cox.” It details his lifelong travels as a pilot, in the beautifully scripted way in which only Bill can write.
The hard reality of twin-engine accidents is that the vast majority are a function of loss of...Read More
Keeping track of the time/speed/distance equation is only part of fuel management. It was the Christmas holiday, and I was on my way back from the Bahamas to Venice, Florida. Joe Ponte, public relations director of Piper, had...Read More
I have a friend who owns a 36 Bonanza, and though his airplane has always been a dozen or so knots faster than mine, he’s consistently envied my bird’s lower fuel burn. At max cruise settings, Bob’s A36 will truck along at a...Read More
When I was learning to fly back in the 1960s, Wolfgang Langewiesche’s seminal book, Stick & Rudder, and William Kershner’s series of aviation training manuals were the standards by which other systems were measured. And they...Read More
Far from menacing monsters, mountains can be your best friends. The Pan American Highway threads its way steeply uphill out of Santiago, Chile, climbing into the rarified air of South America’s high Andes. The road rises with...Read More
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