Defining your mission is the key to finding the right headset
On a recent cross-country on a busy day in the skies above California, I got a firsthand look into the importance of a good headset, and how a headset that’s good in one airplane might be completely wrong in another.
Modern design and computer engineering have transformed the humble flight bag into a cockpit necessity
Ah, the flight bag. What, in the air-mail days, was a lowly canvas sack into which was stuffed a bedraggled map, a candy bar and a dime for a phone call if the weather got bad has become a cockpit staple.
Fly Navy by Erik Hildebrandt (Vultures Row, 2010, ISBN: 0967404088). This coffee-table picture book commemorates 100 years of naval aviation with photos that capture the pinnacle achievements of the Navy. Aviation photographer and author Erik Hildebrandt chronicles all systems serving in naval aviation with never-before-seen photography and through the words of those brave individuals who more »
The heart and soul of civilization, if you buy the exhaustively researched conclusions in Matt Ridley’s top-selling book The Rational Optimist, has been trade between the world’s people, from the very beginnings of humankind’s first yearning to explore and occupy the far horizons of planet Earth.
Since 1930, the standard paper navigation chart for VFR pilots has been the venerable sectional, originally produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, whose aviation department has since become the FAA’s National Aeronautical Chart Office (NACO). NACO sectional charts are widely available, and provide key data on terrain, airspace, navigational aids, etc. We all learn to use them in primary flight training.