Being the short skinny guy, the top of the wing, and/or the inside of the tail section, were pretty much where I made my living back when I was working for the Cessna dealership. Our pilots weren’t quite as, let’s …

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This one is mostly for all you mechanics, tinkerers, and hobbyists out there. Last summer, while fighting fire in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, I was finishing up paperwork and whatever else is there to do in the morning before a busy …

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Mixtures, props, throttles – full forward! Flaps up, gear up, boost pumps. Identify, verify, secure… Everybody remember their engine failure training? These engines sure like to “fail” every year during flight reviews and currency checks, don’t they?! Is it just …

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We make fun of Chuck always flying into restricted areas. In real life, these incursions are taken very seriously. A few years ago, while working in Nevada for a fire contract, we were based at a very small airport for …

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