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Teaching By Ambush

Some instructors enjoy springing surprises on students just to watch them squirm. It's torture, not teaching....

When Government Blunders Into Business

The Commerce Department tried to protect Boeing from Bombardier. Instead it made Boeing more vulnerable to Airbus....

Slim Goes To Paris

Before there could be the Lindy Hop, there had to be the Scintilla Shuffle....

Not Doing The Lindy Hop

Wherein our blogger visits the town where Lindbergh's magnetos were made....

Forever Stuck at Mach 0.70?

Boeing's Hyperliner attempts to answer that by saying no....

Things Change, But Not Everything

If you?re old enough to have been around the block a few times, like me, you might not think too often about how different things used to be. But now and then, you get reminded....

Firsts Are Overrated. Just Forget Them

If you ever owned an airplane, or even just flew one, you always remember the first. Maybe it's best not to....

Diamond's Christian Dries: One Of A Kind

A Chinese company now owns Diamond Aircraft. I wish them luck in sustaining the creative drive of the company's founder....

Last Call For What?

The new thing on CTAF is to announce your last radio transmission. Really, must we?...

Guest Blog: Teaching Light Sport (If You Can)

Just don't expect all of them to behave like the Pipers and Cessnas you're used to....

Are We Gonna Get A 100LL Replacement Or Not?

The FAA?s suspension of the PAFI testing is not encouraging. And the entire process should be more transparent....

What Are Hybrid Electric Airplanes Good For?

They?re probably less valuable as real airplanes than paving the way for the practical electric aircraft of the distant future....

Guest Blog: CFI's Remorse

When a former student dies in an accident, asking what-if is unavoidable....

Perception vs. Reality

Our perceptions of risk -- and of our fellow humans' capabilities -- feed on flawed presumptions and rampant misinformation....

Aviation's Electric Future

It may not be at AirVenture this year, but you can see it from there....