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Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2006

Barry Schiff flew as a TWA captain for 34 years. He retired in 1998.

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Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2006

Aviation writer Barry Schiff flies from Santa Monica Airport in California. At a recent gathering of pilots, I was asked about my all-time favorite general aviation flight.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2006

Author Barry Schiff has been contributing to AOPA Pilot since June 1963. As the creator and author of "Test Pilot," the quiz that has appeared in AOPA Pilot every month since it debuted in March 1994, I frequently receive requests from readers to develop questions that detail the origins of various aeronautical terms.

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Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2006

Former TWA captain Barry Schiff has been flying for more than 45 years. Last month I wrote about the worsening conditions associated with airline flying.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2006

Barry Schiff retired from TWA in 1998 after a 34-year career with the airline. I have been agonizing over the topic of this column for a few years, not knowing if I should publicly air my personal thoughts.

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Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

Retired TWA captain Barry Schiff has been flying for more than 50 years. Several months ago, I needed to rent an airplane in the Seattle area and arranged for a checkout in a Cessna 172S with a flight school at Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2006

An aviation expert and regular contributor to AOPA Pilot, Barry Schiff is happy to fly any aircraft, anytime. In a sense, I flew the Cessna 172 a year before Cessna introduced it in 1956.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2006

Barry Schiff has logged more than 26,000 hours in 300 types of aircraft. The 155 passengers aboard an All Nippon Airways Flight last January probably had no concept of the jeopardy in which they had been placed by the fickle finger of fate while en route from Miyazaki to Itami, Japan.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2006

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff hopes to reach his lifetime goal of flying 400 types of aircraft. I established the goal of flying 300 different types of aircraft when I went through my logbooks in 1991 and discovered that my then-recent experience with the LoPresti Swiftfury was number 233 on the list of types that I had flown.

Topics Pilots

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2006

Barry Schiff recently flew his 300th aircraft type and hopes to live long enough to reach 400. Some flying friends and I gathered recently for lunch at the Typhoon restaurant at the Santa Monica airport in California.

Proficient Pilot

Article | Dec 01, 2005

Capt. Barry Schiff retired from TWA in 1999.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2005

Aviation writer Barry Schiff is based in Los Angeles. On September 22, JetBlue Flight 292 departed Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, destined for New York City.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2005

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff writes from Southern California. It used to be that transitioning from one airplane to another required only becoming familiar with the "new" airplane's systems, performance, and handling characteristics.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2005

Retired TWA captain Barry Schiff has flown around the world 14 times in his 53 years of flying. Over the years I have written much about what I loved about airline flying.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2005

Longtime pilot and former airline captain Barry Schiff flies out of Santa Monica, California. I usually plan a long cross-country flight by first laying a yardstick on either a global- or a jet-navigation chart to connect the beginning and end points of my proposed journey.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2005

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff has flown 296 different types of aircraft. When most people hear about a world premiere in Hollywood, they conjure an image of glamorous movie stars bedecked in tuxedos and evening gowns strutting before television cameras and paparazzi.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2005

As of this month, Barry Schiff has been writing for AOPA Pilot for 42 years. Last February, British Airways Flight 268, a Boeing 747-400, departed Los Angeles International Airport for London, England.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

Barry Schiff is a retired airline captain for TWA. Approaching the west coast of Ireland, our flight engineer gives us the latest Paris weather: "Ceiling's still zero, Skipper; visibility's holding 300 feet." We learn about the need to shoot a Category IIIb ILS approach at Paris after a night Atlantic crossing.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2005

Pilot and journalist Barry Schiff has been flying for more than 50 years. My first instrument instructor told me that once I learned to shoot an ILS approach at home, I would be able to do the same everywhere else in the world.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2005

Pilot and journalist Barry Schiff is an outspoken advocate for general aviation. Boat owners often claim that two of their happiest days are when they buy their boat and when they sell it.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2005

Noted aviation writer Barry Schiff flew for TWA for 34 years. Above the wet, lumpy cumulus, we sail on silken air beneath a canopy dotted with distant diamonds.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2005

Retired TWA Capt. Barry Schiff flew around the world once a month when he was with the airline's international division.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2004

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff holds five speed records — one captured from the Soviet Union. The world is smaller for pilots than other people make it out to be.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2004

Aviation writer and retired airline Capt. Barry Schiff has witnessed much of general aviation history firsthand.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2004

Barry Schiff is the author of the book Test Pilot: 1,001 Things You Thought You Knew About Aviation. There are very few pilots who have not heard the warning, "When flying from high to low, look out below." This ditty is intended to remind us that when flying from relatively high to relatively low atmospheric pressure, actual altitude decreases even while maintaining a constant indicated altitude.