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This week, you'll find the Clayviation blog as the feature blog over at Hangar.Flights, a rapidly growing online resource for pilots including blogs, stories, discussions, and videos. They also have a very cool Instagram. Hangar.Flights and Clayviation share core...read more
The sun burst into the cockpit, nearly blinding me as I leveled off to land just above the runway on final approach. Using the visual cues that I could, I hoped for the best as my otherwise graceful approach to land settled down on the runway - a lot harder than I...read more
How And Why Airplanes Fly (Instead Of Falling) Have you ever wondered what would happen if you were flying on an airplane and all the engines stopped working? Would you just start falling? A fear of flying is fairly common. For some, it's the smaller space. Others,...read more
The airplane windows faded to a hazy white as I climbed up into the cloud layer. It was my very first time in the clouds. I had just taken off from Peachtree City Falcon Field (KFFC) on a gray, rainy day. The kind of rainy day that just rains lightly. Constantly....read more
I peered out of the window into the darkness below. The only indication that anything aside from a black void was below us were the sparkling lights of cities and towns as we flew over them. I was still in the first few hours of my initial pilot training over a decade...read more
My son was right next to me as I called the airport to cancel the flight. "It's a no go today. These clouds just won't let us in the air." Reid is just weeks away from turning seven and he has never been flying. Not on a commercial airline, and not with me, a...read more
Whether you are a seasoned pilot, learning to fly or just curious, Clayviation is about taking a very complicated discipline and making it easy to understand. Follow along on flights and learn different aviation concepts and disciplines. Join the mailing list for...read more