A Flight I'll Never Forget
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Take in unique flying experiences as told by our authors. Unforgettable Flights will take you inside the cockpits of fighter jets, on board legendary aircraft, and to spectacular locations around the globe.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A momentous final approach to a new beginning
In my first year at University, I met the most beautiful girl I could dream of, both in personality and character.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Hudson River Adventure
Expanding your comfort zone
We all know pilots who limit their flights to a hop to a nearby airport for lunch or an occasional pancake breakfast.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Training Is Everything
Mental preparation will help you manage an emergency procedure
At exactly 5:45 a.m. on March 5, 2010, I took off in my 1972 Grumman Traveler from Canada's St-Hyacinthe Airport (CSU3), on the south shore off Montreal.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
East Coast By LSA
Twenty-five hours in a Remos GX
Being obsessed with flying ever since I could walk, I had my eyes set on becoming an airline pilot.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A Pilot’s View
We're 45 minutes out of Daytona Beach bound for Key West on a summer evening. Viewed from our altitude, the sun has just begun its dip below the horizon, leaving us in muted daylight as darkness settles across the land below.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
From Soccer To Cessna
A four-country flying adventure in Africa
How do you top an unforgettable trip to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa? Throw in a Cessna 182 and a dozen exotic locations in four countries, and voilà!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Pressure’s On...Or Is It?
Diving into the aerobatic box for the first time
It's 95 degrees, and sweat is dripping down my face. The box suddenly seems impossibly small.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Sharing General Aviation
The $418 hamburger that was well worth it
Working for Uncle Sam in Naples, Italy, prevents me from often seeing my family in the U.S.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A solo adventure in the Alaska bush
The little Piper PA-22 lifts off in a fraction of the runway at Council (K29), 60 miles east-northeast of Nome in western Alaska.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Always A Student
Reflections of a first solo flight, thousands of hours later
Would today be the day? I had been taking lessons for several weeks, and I knew that one day soon, my instructor Andy would get out of the airplane, and let me fly solo. I had even worn a special T-shirt for the last three lessons, with the hope that each time, I would get to solo.