Remember those cold winter days at the airport when grizzled veteran pilots would gather round the pot-bellied stove and share their hard-won wisdom? If so - or even if not - the AOPA Air Safety Foundation has good news: Those days are back.
The foundation is proud to present Real Pilot Stories, the modern-day equivalent of those valuable hangar-flying sessions. Pilots tell in their own words true stories to help the rest of us become better pilots.
The first three Real Pilot Stories relate a new instrument pilot's near-fatal first encounter with ice over the Appalachian Mountains; a horrific density altitude crash in the Utah mountains during the summer; and a brief but terrifying dance with a snake in the cockpit over the mountains of West Virginia.
December 19, 2006