Tuesday, December 7, 2010
You don’t see this every day! But if you do, will you be ready?I can tell you that for one lap prior, the plane never ran so well.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Pilot In Command
Decision-making is key, not just for Red Bull Air Race competitors, but all general aviation pilotsBeing a professional aerobatic and race pilot for the past several years has given me the opportunity to meet many civilian, military, helicopter, fixed-wing, professional and recreational pilots.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Heavy Glider
An intimate look at the Shuttle OrbiterI’m one fortunate aviator. My professional career has coincided with the 30-year flight history of the Space Shuttle program.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Power Of Electric Flight
Bridging the continents, bridging the generationsWhat’s the next big leap in aviation? I think about this stuff all the time.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Really Low On Fuel
A dark and stormy night in AlaskaEarly in September of 1977, a fellow Alaska registered guide asked me to fly some avgas to a hunting camp he operated on the west side of the Alaska Range.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Garmin tips for flying IFRJune gloom is here—a time for low ceilings and low visibility due to fog and mist.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sharing The Passion
The mission to grow aviationAviation and flying have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
An Aviator’s Best Friend
Fifty years later, the next journey to the edge of spaceFifty years ago, I stood at the edge of space and jumped. This year, Felix Baumgartner of Austria plans to make a jump from the edge of space, but from a height that’s 20,000 feet higher—an altitude from which no human has ever successfully completed a free fall. The mission is known as Red Bull Stratos.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The Common Thread
How mountain flying meshes with primary trainingYou may not think that “learning to fly” and “mountain flying” fit well in the same sentence, but I urge you to reconsider.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Speed Is Life
Never underestimate the importance of an instrument cross-checkAs a former SR-71 pilot, and a professional keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is “How fast would that SR-71 fly?” I can be assured of hearing that question several times at any event I attend.