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Fly Well: Hip to be hip

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2013

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” stated Friedrich Nietzsche. And the reverse is true—making oneself stronger reduces the chance of a premature journey across the river Styx.

Fly Well: Playing the numbers

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2013

Eight: Hours, bottle to throttle. Eighteen: Army recruitment age; constitutional amendment initiating prohibition. Twenty-one: Legal drinking age; constitutional amendment overturning prohibition. Summer is here, and barbecues and beer beckon, so let’s consider a substance capable of causing headaches—alcohol.

Fly Well: The grim reaper versus $49

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

What will likely kill you? Heart disease--the most common cause of death in America. "But I eat well, exercise, and don't smoke, so I'm OK, right?" That ain't necessarily so.

Fly Well: Avgas or Jet A?

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2013

Sane pilots ensure the Cessna 172 they are about to fly has been fueled with 100LL. Why don't we treat what we eat with equal attention?

Fly Well: A clear picture

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2013

Imagine a thunderous waterfall blocking a cave entrance—clear water turned white by circumstance. This is appropriate imagery for cataract (Latin cataracta, “to dash down”).

Fly Well: Clip well, clean well

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2013

Stick and rudder, fingers and toes

Fly Well: Avoid crud

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2013

Tires, grist, and exhaust pipes