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, April 6, 2010
Thar She Blows!
Spotting whales in the Saint Lawrence
Nonpilots often ask me why I spend a good portion of my hard-earned income on flying.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Flying relief supplies to those in need
It started with an e-mail sent to my partner, Brian Reiff. Bahamas Habitat was looking for pilots with high-performance singles or twins to fly earthquake relief supplies to rural Haiti.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Flying Into Isla Grande
A doctor accomplishes a childhood dream
Growing up in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, I lived at the top of the Hotel Columbus.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A special day for a special kid
Why would any kid want to do that?” That was the social worker’s response to my offer to take any child flying for free—that is, any child who was a patient at the local cancer center for children.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Air Capital Tanker Chase
Hot-rod flight test in a TA-4 Skyhawk
As a flight test engineer for the Boeing Company assigned to Wichita, Kans. (“the Air Capital”), I’m among the fortunate people who truly love their work.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Little Runway That Started It All
Return to Hidden Lake
People often associate memorable flights with a particular aircraft or airport. Others subscribe to the notion that the journey is more important than the destination.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
A visit to the annual Lock Haven fly-in
Some things in life make sense. Others do not. For instance, flying a 65 hp, 75 mph cruise J-3 Cub 650 miles from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania does not, by most definitions, make sense.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
A Sentimental Journey
Same place, different time...
I took a short flight recently, one not normally worth mentioning around the hangar. But ’twas important to me—an attempt to relive the good old days of flying, that is, the ’60s and ’70s.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Flying The Goodyear Blimp
Join Plane & Pilot on a night sign tour over the Los Angeles Basin.
The airship—named, “Spirit of America,” and based in Carson, Calif.—continues a Goodyear tradition that began in 1925 with the company’s first helium blimp.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The Golden Hour
Honoring a fallen friend
In 2007, my team, Aerophile Air Racing, returned from a very difficult trip to the Reno Air Races.