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Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Feb 03, 2016

A flight is no safer than its pilot

Proficient Pilot: Mayday, mayday, mayday!

Pilot Magazine | Jan 05, 2016

Aircraft accidents are object lessons. Some, of course, teach more than others.

Proficient Pilot: How low do you go?

Pilot Magazine | Dec 09, 2015

When I was a pilot for TWA, I spent much time in St. Louis.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Nov 03, 2015

Correcting with finesse

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Proficient Pilot: Big Bang theory

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

With deference to Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaître, I have my own version of the Big Bang theory, and it states that big bangs occur in clusters of three. My basis for this is that I had three big bangs during my airline career, and I am grateful not to have had more.

Proficient Pilot: Avionics evolution

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

In the beginning, a flight instructor sat in the front seat of an open-cockpit biplane and communicated with his student in the rear using hand signals and occasionally yelling over wind and engine noise.

Proficient Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Aug 06, 2015

How wind affects your judgment

Up, up, and away

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2015

The second type of airplane in which I had been checked out as a student pilot in 1954 was an 85-horsepower, 1946 Cessna 140 (N76283).

Proficient Pilot: Rules, rules, rules

Pilot Magazine | Jun 03, 2015

I never thought that I would write a column favoring regulation, but just think where we would be without the legal guidelines that help to protect us from ourselves and each other.

Proficient Pilot: Big trouble

Pilot Magazine | May 06, 2015

Like many airports in the United States, many of Israel’s airports are under pressure to close because of escalating real-estate values and urban sprawl that suffocates their boundaries.