The Hundred Dollar Hamburger

The Hundred Dollar Hamburger

My original plan was to fly to Gwinnett County Airport (KLZU).  That’s where I took my very first flight and began my flight training. It’s also home of a little restaurant on the airfield called The Flying Machine.  We were heading over for a good...
How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer

How To Use A Manual E6B Flight Computer

What Is This Thing? It might look like you need a degree in Rocket Science to have any business trying to figure out an E6B, but you don’t. It’s actually quite simple once you understand how it’s laid out and a couple basics.  There are seemingly...
A Pilot’s Guide To Renting Airplanes

A Pilot’s Guide To Renting Airplanes

One of the first things people ask me about being a pilot is if I own an airplane.  My answer?  “I wish I did.  Well, kinda.”  You see, it’s not assumed that a pilot owns an airplane like it is that a driver owns a car. I think of it more like a...
How To Read A METAR Aviation Weather Report

How To Read A METAR Aviation Weather Report

A METAR, or aviation routine weather report, is an hourly surface observation from a weather station, usually at an airport. It gets its name from the term Meteorological Aerodrome Report, but boy is that a mouthful. In a nutshell, it’s what the weather is doing...
12 Must Have Aviation iPad Apps

12 Must Have Aviation iPad Apps

I tried to explain to my seven year old how incredible the iPad he was playing on was. It might be commonplace to most of us by now, but the technology we have at our fingertips is remarkable. In my most genuine “back in my day” sort of rant, I reminisced...