Set yourself up to say yes

It was Friday morning. The first day of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s last regional fly-in of the year in Tampa, Florida. I’d started the day early, but not bright. Les Smith, AOPA’s Senior Director of Pilot Community, and I met for breakfast before the sun dared show itself over the horizon. We had […]

Surviving a crash

Every pilot needs to prepare for the unexpected. Although surviving a crash is one of those “I hope it never happens” events, it’s something you need to consider for yourself and your passengers. If something happens, your passengers will look to you for leadership and survival. The latest edition of the FAA’s FlySafe Campaign, designed […]

Time running out for $634,000 in scholarships

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship for 2018. To apply, you must be a WAI member as of Nov. 1, 2017. Scholarship applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than Nov. 13, 2017. All applications may be submitted online at and […]