A PSYCHIATRIST TOLD ME SO! Jim Trusty 2011 I flew with a doctor/pilot recently and did not feel he was in total control of the airplane at any time. According to him, it is normal for humans to forget a particular skill stored in their memory bank if they go … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: IT’S NOT MY FAULT!
Not again, I thought, we’ve already done that . . . TWICE! Jim Trusty 2006 I got a call from an old student of mine today and he said he had hung the wing tip of his Mooney while trying to taxi between some hangars. … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: Today we are going to learn to TAXI?
Are you ready to be one with the beast? Jim Trusty 2012 Ubiquitous—adj.—existing or being everywhere; widespread; constantly encountered. This definition from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary really and truly describes the computer. And you say, not in my house! Don’t be too sure. At … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The “Ubiquitous” Computer is Here to Stay!
www.faasafety.gov Jim Trusty 2012 Yes, www.faasafety.gov is the newest way to communicate with your government. They have almost stopped using mail-outs and gone over to the computer for information about the Federal Aviation Administration, some of the business it conducts, and upcoming safety events across our great nation. About 40% … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…
. . . and some proven tips on how to pass it . . .OR NOT! Jim Trusty 2012 On the road back from my semi-annual FAA Physical, I thought about writing this article in hopes that it might help someone else about to face this ordeal. I really wanted to point out some of … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: THE DREADED FAA PHYSICAL EXAM
Jim Trusty 2012 It seems like such a simple question and really, it should be. We have spent an entire lifetime learning one thing or another, so why now should the inner workings of a flying machine pose a problem or three for us, the pilots? If we investigate just a little more, we start … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: HOW DO WE LEARN?
Ramp checks, I am told, are just another way the Federal Aviation Administration enforces safety. It is not, however, something that inspectors do to make new friends. It is not the worst thing that can happen to you as you go forward in flight across our beautiful land but if you fly far enough and long enough, you will likely encounter one. When that day comes, this ramp check survival guide may help make the experience an ... enjoyable ... one.