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License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2010

Without examining my logbook I know I have at least 2,000 hours of flight time in the Cessna 150, of which about 1,950 were spent climbing (at least it seems that way). My jest is only a reflection of my fondness of this wonderful little machine.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2010

At some time or another we’re all quitters. Take, for example, an acquaintance of mine who began piano lessons because he’d always dreamed of tickling the ivories.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2010

Anyone who has flown behind a panel full of glass in a technologically advanced aircraft knows how easy it is to be overwhelmed by information. Yet many pilots seem to handle the data and their cockpit chores with grace and aplomb—and all without having extraordinary levels of brain-processing power.

Topics Pilots

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2010

Over the years, I’ve seen my grandfather do a number of strange things. One time, while watching football on TV, he sat there yelling at the players.

Topics Pilots

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2010

Recently, I was having a difficult time seeing things that were in plain view. I was even thinking about visiting the “Our Lady of Fatima Optometry Center,” which has the motto, “If we can’t correct your vision, at least you can have one.” My problem began with placing a candy bar on the first shelf of the kitchen pantry (I hide my chocolate there because my wife, Princess Buttercup, goes cuckoo for cocoa).

Topics Events

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2010

“Too much of nothin’ can make a man feel ill at ease, One man’s temper might rise, while the other man’s temper might freeze. In the days of long confessions, we cannot mock a soul, When there’s too much of nothin’, no one has control.” —“Too Much of Nothing”, Peter, Paul, and Mary And sometimes too much of something isn’t such a good deal, either.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2010

In the summer of 1969, NASA made the crew of Apollo 11 one of the best space-flight deals of the last century. According to Craig Nelson, in his wonderful book, Rocket Men, NASA Administrator Thomas Paine told the Apollo 11 crew that if they got into trouble on their lunar landing mission, they shouldn’t hesitate to abort.

License to Learn

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2010

As a young flight instructor, if I wanted to know the amount of money in my account, I didn’t ask the bank president to bring out the bucks so I could get a good look at them. Instead, I paid $2 for an ATM receipt to show my balance.