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Communications Should Be Simple

Okay … I’m in full rant mode on this topic. How hard is it to communicate with ATC? Apparently it’s more difficult than anyone can imagine. I mean, we start communicating not long after we take our first breaths, don’t

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The Ides of March

“Beware the ides of March,” sayeth the soothsayer in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. There were a lotta reasons why Caesar died: ambition, the pursuit of absolute power, and, perhaps, hubris, his excessive pride. We pilots enjoy the pride of our

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Whirlybird Weenies – a Pox upon Them

Okay, I know that all us airplane geeks need to band together and present a united front to groundlings, government slugs and other anti-aviation gangsters who want to restrict our flying pursuits … but I have to say it …

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Drama … in the cockpit

Can you imagine: drama in the cockpit? It sometimes happens in flight training and, when it does, it’s got to be eradicated, eliminated, brutally and finally dispatched. You understand that as a student pilot you will be confronted by situations

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