Category Archives: Flying Techniques

On runway centerline?

I’ve had the experience of flying in some really wide cockpits, meaning that the pilot and copilot’s seats were far from each other laterally, the most notable example for me is the UH-60 Blackhawk.  When transitioning into the Blackhawk, the … Continue reading

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No-Go parameters and the Decision Making Process

I’m now home after a flight home (JSO) from Wichita Falls, TX (SPS).  Here’s the story behind the dust storm and my flight decisions that day.  I used a No-Go list to help me decide what to do. I recommend … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an accident that didn’t happen…

Here I sit at the Wichita Falls TX airport (SPS) looking at a brownish-reddish sky on what would otherwise be a clear-blue sky day. The surreal look appears much like a lunar eclipse is occurring, but that is not the … Continue reading

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Are the buzzards flying?

Buzzards are some of the most interesting and most observed animals in the U.S.  They are found in all 48 lower states, predominantly in the southeast US.  A few interesting fact: they are federally protected, they can live to an … Continue reading

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A horse and rider…

A horse and rider…it is a beautiful metaphor for many situations in life.  When I think of a horse and rider, I think of a beautiful sunset being viewed by a silhouetted cowboy sitting upon his best friend after a … Continue reading

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