Surviving an Emergency
There is nothing quite like flying through the backcountry, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ve got your camping gear all packed, perhaps do a day hike while on the ground, and certainly you’ll enjoy the company of your fellow aviators while on your adventure off the beaten path. Suddenly, the engine stumbles, you do a quick scan and
Porsche Aircraft Engines
by Hal Tretbar
Reprinted by permission from the Zuffenhausen News, Spring 2018 Issue (pcasar.com)
I really appreciate the Porsche 3.2 liter motor in my 1987 Carrera. This air-cooled, 6 cylinder boxer engine is powerful, dependable, and efficient.
Ferry Porsche (company: Porsche AG) must have liked these attributes also. In 1980 he
My daughter, Barb, moved back to Western Pennsylvania a few months ago. I assisted her in exploring this option last year. We stayed with her best friend, Cindy, who lives in Murrysville, just East of Pittsburgh. Cindy is married to a Lt Col in the Air National Guard at Pittsburgh International Airport, the 171st AIR REFUELING WING. During our visit, Chuck Perrott told me
The opinions expressed here are of the author only, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Arizona Pilots Association or any other group of aviators.
By now you must have heard of the emergency landing of a Southwest Airlines flight in Philadelphia on April 17, 2018. The Captain on that flight was a female pilot; the
When Things Go Bump In The Night
Is it true that when you are flying at night your airplane makes strange noises? When in IMC you hear things that you didn’t hear only a few minutes ago when in the clear. The airplane is probably just fine, but our senses are in a higher state, so we do think we hear things that we didn’t
The Private Pilot check ride is the final glorious moment in our basic training. You have just finished your check ride, and the examiner hands you your Temporary Certificate. Wow! What a feeling!
Now I can take my family members or friends for a flight and demonstrate my newly acquired skills and knowledge. I am a
While Arizona was enjoying exceptional flying weather in January, much of the rest of the country was experiencing harsh winter conditions. We saw sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice, and the "windchill" we all hate.
My nephew, John, has come from Minneapolis to Tucson several times for a week of relief from the cold
Looking Both Ways
Do you make New Year Resolutions? Almost all of us do, but many of us fail to follow through. The usual resolutions, such as losing a few pounds, eating healthier, exercising more, earning a new rating, or attending more safety seminars, may not materialize, even though we have the best of intentions. But the
Thank you card from Girl Scout Troop No. 275
During our Pleasant Valley Fly-in, Recreation staff Gary Lollman found Girl Scout Troop No 275 camped out a mile or two up the road and managed to get them and their leaders over to the airport for their very first airplane rides! Man, what a blessing it was to share aviation with these Girl Scouts and what a
Airports are as important to pilots as highways are to drivers. We need places to land, to keep our airplanes, and to get services. Preferably the airport would be near a city or a location that we would like to visit, just as roads and highways will lead to places we need, or want, to go. The bigger the city, the