Chairman’s Corner

Two of SAFE’s earliest endeavors were its resource center and mentoring program. Both were recommendations resulting from the organization’s first membership survey. Both rely…

Icy Surprise

For a number of years, I have advocated that pre-flight planning should begin up to a week prior to the flight date. Thus, when…

Book excerpt:

SAFE member Timothy Heron is an instrument flight instructor and the author of the new book, Instrument Flying: 10 indispensible principles to know and…

For Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn

I’m tired of hearing, “He was a good pilot.  How could that happen?” No, I’m not just tired, I’m mad when I hear that…

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…

‘Would you mind…?’

I bought my first Mooney, a 1974 C model, in April, 2005. I was an airline pilot, but new to the Mooney. Although I…

Carburetor Heat: The rest of the story

How many times have you read a checklist with Carburetor Heat “APPLY” or “ON” as one of the tasks that should be accomplished during…