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The examiner

Pilot Magazine | Oct 02, 2014

We should all have a deep respect for designated pilot examiners (DPE), especially when you consider the unofficial job description for their line of work.

License to Learn: Somebody pinch me

Pilot Magazine | Sep 04, 2014

It’s called an Ercoupe. Built by Fred Weick and first manufactured in 1939, the two-place coupe was so revolutionary that even birds tweeted about it.

License to Learn: Media mania

Article | Aug 05, 2014

My approval/disapproval relationship (mostly disapproval) with the news-entertainment industry began in 1978, when a TV news anchor described how a collision occurred between a Boeing 727 and a Cessna 172 over San Diego.

License to Learn: Anxiety be gone!

Pilot Magazine | Jul 31, 2014

Several years ago, a fellow pilot, whom I’ll call Norm, confessed to an anxiety he developed about flying his airplane.

License to Learn: Attention grabber

Pilot Magazine | Jun 04, 2014

There was no mental drift when I sat down to take the Air Safety Institute’s online eFIRC (Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic) a few months ago.

License to Learn: The four C-note lesson

Pilot Magazine | May 12, 2014

A friend recently took his first flight lesson at a Midwest flight school and paid $400 for 1.2 hours of dual instruction. Shocked?

License to Learn: What’s in a date?

Pilot Magazine | Apr 04, 2014

AOPA has been nothing less than a caped crusader protecting the liberty of everyone who flies.

License to Learn: Managing our agreements

Pilot Magazine | Mar 06, 2014

Many years ago,I saw half a house moving down the street on a flatbed truck.

License to Learn: Aviation poetry

Pilot Magazine | Feb 12, 2014

Novelist Arnold Bennett once wrote, “I myself have seen it empty buildings that had been full; and I know that it will scatter a crowd more quickly than a hose-pipe, hornets, or the rumour of plague.