Flying Above the Glass Ceiling by Captain Nina Anderson (Safe Goods, 2009, ISBN: 9781884820946). Of the 600,000+ U.S. pilots, only 6% are women, and only 4% of ATP-rated pilots are female. Retired pilot Nina Anderson tells her story and takes us through the accomplishments of women flyers. This inspiring, entertaining and educational read has a more »
With its touch-screen interface and loads of new features, the AV8OR Ace is a winner
We’ve reached the point in aviation GPS technology where we’re no longer comparing “bad” units to “good” ones. Instead, we examine a unit’s overall look and feel (i.e., its quirks, nuances and exclusive features) to see if it fits our specific needs—the quality of the unit is a given.
The EAA has announced that Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, known for their emergency landing in the Hudson River, are the new co-chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles.
Ten years ago, I started off on my first really long cross-country trip: a two-week flying vacation from my home base in Modesto, Calif., to Parkersburg, W.V. I literally started out with a suitcase full of charts, including approach plates for the entire route.
Project Seven Alpha: American Airlines in Burma 1942 by Leland Shanle (Pen & Sword, 2009, ISBN: 9781844158263). This is the fact-based story of a small group of American Airlines pilots who volunteered to fly combat missions from a hidden base in Eastern India. Answering FDR’s call for people to take arms against Japanese forces intent more »
Like many pilots, I carry a little insurance against the possibility of an alternator failure. I have a portable GPS on my Skylane’s yoke, a handheld VHF NAV/COM in a seat-back pocket and a cell phone where I can reach it.
Diamond Aircraft has received FAA certification for its Austro Engine AE300. The jet-fuel-burning, 170 hp, turbodiesel piston engine offers single-lever thrust control and electronic engine management.
Hypnotizing Maria by Richard Bach (Hampton Roads, 2009, ISBN: 9781571746238). Richard Bach (author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Bridge Across Forever and many other titles) explores flight and metaphysics: Our true nature, it seems, isn’t bound by space and time—we live in a world full of appearances. If we stop accepting them as reality, Bach more »