Engine Failure x Three!

In the last issue, I explained that I think there is some value in recounting the nine engine failures I have had over the…

There I Was…Having A Great Time!

As a CFI, DPE and tailwheel guy, I sometimes get to fly interesting airplanes. I get calls for instructional situations that other people can’t…

Snowstorms? Now?

Here’s a winter story to cool you off in the hot summer months. Once again, a student got me into trouble. But of course…

The Venerable Cessna 150

I have been an active volunteer FAA FAASTeam member for almost 40 years. In the beginning we weren’t called FAASTeam reps; we were Accident…

Night Man

When I got my CFI certificate in 1976 there was a lot of flight training going on, much of it involving Vietnam veterans on…

Fuel Crisis

Our flight school is small, consisting of just one very nicely refurbished 1981 Cessna 172. I do most of the instruction, with the owner…

Skyhawk vs Thunderstorm

  This is the first in a series of articles about bad experiences I have had in flying, some of them while instructing. My…