Cross-Country Flying Stories
Cross-country flying stories from Bill Cox offer fantastic insight into what pilots face on long distance flights. Dig into our X-Country Log today.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ferry Flying As A Career?
It’s not the glamorous life everyone thinks it is
I receive more e-mail and snail mail from readers about ferry flying than on all other subjects combined.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
From Hero To Bum—Almost
You can learn from your mistakes…if you can just survive them
It was January 1989, and I had just delivered a new Grand Caravan to Comair in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Dodging The Tornados
“Oh, by the way, could you drive a new T182 back from Lakeland, Fla., to Long Beach, Calif.?”
There are worse jobs in aviation. It was during the last two days of Sun ’n Fun 2009 that I got the call from Tom Jacobson of Tom’s Aircraft in Long Beach.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Singapore By Bonanza
Flying a Bonanza to Singapore offers an education in “managing” thunderstorms
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Traveling By “Corporate” Airplane
A local breakfast flight emphasizes the value of corporate aviation
I’ve owned personal airplanes almost since I earned my pilot’s license 43 years ago. I didn’t buy my first airplane, a Globe Swift, specifically for business (in fact, I don’t recall ever flying it in conjunction with a story), but most of the half-dozen airplanes I’ve owned since have been employed primarily in pursuit of profit.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
To retract or not to retract? That is the question.
My first airplane was a retractable, but it was sometimes hard to tell. It was a purely stock 1946 Globe Swift GC1B, and while the main wheels would retract—eventually—there often seemed to be little effect on performance. Though the airplane was a cute little devil and a fairly primo example of its kind, its performance was a country mile behind the “book.”
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Return To Goose Bay
There’s nothing so constant as change. Trouble is, change is hard to come by in the far north.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Always The Weather
Fall, not winter, is the tough time in some parts of the world
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
A simple, four-hour round-trip helps remind me of the reliability of GA airplanes
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Ode To The Fast Lane
General aviation answers a question that wasn’t important until recently