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Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2003

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff began writing for AOPA Pilot in 1963. The worst thing about celebrating anniversaries and birthdays is that it compels us to confront and concede our mortality.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2003

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff has logged more than 26,000 hours in 275 types of aircraft. When taildragger pilots gather at their local watering hole for post-flight imbibing, they occasionally engage in that ageless debate about whether the wheel landing is superior to the three-point, or vice versa.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2003

Heat-seeking missiles streak toward the supersonic transport. The captain shuts down the engines (to eliminate the heat), opens a cockpit window (during supersonic flight), and fires a flare into the stratosphere (to distract the missiles). Such absurdity happens only in Hollywood and was featured in The Concorde — Airport '79.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2003

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff has logged more than 26,000 hours in 275 types of aircraft. Many designated pilot examiners say they usually can determine within the first 10 or 15 minutes of a flight whether an applicant will pass or fail a practical test.

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Proficient Pilot

Article | Dec 01, 2002

Barry Schiff has been writing almost as long as he's been flying. He is a retired airline captain for TWA.

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Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2002

A private and commercial pilot for more than 50 years, Barry Schiff enjoys planning aviation adventures. The controller at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego cleared us for an extraordinary departure.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2002

Barry Schiff has been flying and instructing for nearly 50 years. He is a retired airline captain for TWA.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2002

This month's topic is enigmatic. It asks a question for which there may not be an answer.

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Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2002

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff has been flying and instructing for nearly 50 years. Every once in a while we read about a hapless pilot who hand-props an airplane without someone in the cockpit.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2002

Retired airline captain Barry Schiff has been flying and teaching for nearly 50 years. A 100-hour private pilot called me last month to express his consternation.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2002

A flight instructor since 1956, Barry Schiff retired as a captain for TWA in 1998. In a recent magazine article, I read the author's view that many, and perhaps most, pilots with the capability do not execute coupled ILS approaches because they do not trust their autopilots to keep them out of trouble when low and slow.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2002

Barry Schiff will be inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame on May 3, 2002. In February I discussed here my plans to arrange for a lightplane in Europe and spend the summer of 2003 venting my wanderlust by hopscotching around the continent.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2002

Barry Schiff retired from TWA as a captain in 1998. Last February I was having breakfast with a friend who had made reservations for a quick airline flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2002

Barry Schiff retired from TWA as a captain in 1998. A recent e-mail from Graham Clifford, a pilot examiner in the United Kingdom, inquired whether the landing gear of a single-engine retractable should be extended prior to an emergency crash landing.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 01, 2002

Retired TWA captain Barry Schiff has been flying for more than 49 years. As horrific as the events of September 11 were, there was, for me, a positive flip side.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2002

Barry Schiff retired from TWA as a captain in 1998. He has been flying for 49 years.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2001

Retired TWA captain Barry Schiff is often called upon by the media as an aviation expert. September 11, 2001, was the darkest day in the history of aviation.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2001

Barry Schiff has been flying for 49 years. He retired as a captain from TWA in 1998.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Oct 01, 2001

Barry Schiff retired from TWA as a captain in 1998. He has been flying for 49 years.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2001

A retired airline captain, Barry Schiff has been flying for 49 years. After inching our way along the parallel taxiway behind a lengthy procession of early morning departures, we were finally cleared for takeoff on Runway 30L at St.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 01, 2001

A retired airline captain, Barry Schiff has been writing for AOPA Pilot since 1963. About 150 U.S.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2001

A former TWA captain, Barry Schiff has been flying for 47 years. He retired from TWA in 1998.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Jun 01, 2001

Barry Schiff holds seven flight instructor ratings and has been instructing since 1956. The recent tragedy involving a Grumman Gulfstream III in Aspen, Colorado, has generated speculation about the circumstances surrounding this accident.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2001

Barry Schiff is a retired airline captain who holds 11 type ratings and recently flew the U–2. You've probably heard some pilot described as having every rating in the book.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2001

A retired airline captain, Barry Schiff has been writing for AOPA Pilot since 1963. The pilot departed Runway 30 at Santa Maria, California, and pointed the nose of his 1995 Piper Seneca IV into an overcast sky dripping with rain.