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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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For all of you who are as aeronautically or linguistically challenged as me, a “stage check” has nothing to do with guitarists checking their gear or volume level on stage, or dress rehearsals at a theater. It’s a check during …

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Over many years in the aviation industry, I have seen many issues and damage due to neglected brakes and/or brake checks. I’ve seen aircraft roll straight into obstacles while everyone is outside, run off the runway, and so on, you …

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Alexa, am I being surveilled 24/7? … I don’t use Alexa, but I have Siri installed on my iPhone. I don’t use Siri either, but every now and then she feels I addressed her and starts up. Which means, the …

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