Cylinder-head temp gauges are creeping noticeably toward the red lines. Not good. No, this isn't looking good at all.
It was late summer, and I nursed the old Bellanca Cruisemaster higher as we passed over Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, Colo.
It was a particular flight in December of 2011 that really stands out in my mind.
Winter is as inevitable as aging, and for pilots who live in or fly to the northern latitudes, every winter will present significant challenges.
We've all read our share of stories on how to land an airplane, many of them written by pilots with "CFI" after their name.
One of the never-ending conversations in aviation starts with, "How does a person become a better pilot?"
Tom Willett was regarded as a natural. A former USAF navigator, Willett had become one of Globe Aero’s most reliable international ferry pilots.
It has been a long day on a long cross-country flight. The weather forecasts have not been very accurate—you’re reminded of a quote from an anonymous wag: "Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers."
It seems we all have a story, some event in our lives that brought us into the aviation trade.
Early 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. ...
The crash of Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330, in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, during a flight from Brazil to Paris focused attention on pitot tubes, although many people had never heard of them before.
Face it, no one likes to admit mistakes. Probably because of the Superman syndrome, pilots are...