Speaking of pilot shops, have I mentioned already that we have another book coming out shortly? Let me squeeze in yet another shameless plug about it. Support your local pilot shop or order directly from us online! You can pre-order them now, if you want to go the online route. See our stores for details.

I am just like Chuck in a lot of ways in that I could spend thousands of dollars in pilot shops. That’s if I had them, I guess. Once again I am faced with the fact that Chuck and I are a lot more alike than I want to admit. I just spend many hundreds of dollars on new hearing protection. It’s no joke, but looking at all the semi deaf helicopter pilots I hang out with, I know it’s a good investment. However that is money I have to spend for my job. There are so many other neat things in those stores I’d like to spend the money on like books and GPS’s. Too bad most local pilot shops are going away. I always enjoyed looking around and dreaming of the next cool gadget to buy.