Chris Oquist is a private pilot and web developer at Banyan Pilot Shop in South Florida. He is an avid blogger and article writer whose expertise includes the Bose A20. As an aviation enthusiast, Chris is passionate about sharing his knowledge on all-things-aviation.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. While many of our mothers have said this to each of us at some point in our lives, taking that advice to heart is difficult at times. Yes Mom, thanks to you I still look both ways even before crossing the intersection on a rural, desolate single-lane road. But I’d much rather have it that way and spend a few moments of my time instead of the alternative. Read more…
This is a guest post by Cheapflights. It’s not exactly flight-training related, but they provided some great pictures of airline flying. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the photos.
There’s nothing like the feeling of boarding an aeroplane to go on holiday. You can begin to relax after the hustle and bustle of being inside the airport itself, and the moment you sit down and buckle your belt is the moment your holiday really begins. But, what happens when you’re flying? When you’re seated on the plane, you don’t get to see how great it is to experience an aircraft taking-off or landing. You’re also unlikely to get to see what it’s like inside the cockpit. Here at cheapflights.com.au we’ve compiled some our favourite images of take-off and landings, and what those look like when you’re seated in the cockpit.
Aviation is such a stylized pursuit. We have our own acronym-laden language, references and fish stories — (there I was…). It’s a unique and sometimes silly culture that is ripe for lampooning. And that’s just what Joel Mugglin does in his book, Wingnuts: The Sky’s the Limit.
So that’s why they call them de-icing boots. It all makes sense now!
In it, you’ll find a hilarious collection of whimsical hand-drawn cartoons that poke fun at all aspects of aviation. I found myself chuckling with each turn of the page. How can I describe the humor? In a word: corny, and that’s a good thing. It’s what I imagine might happen if John and Martha King got together with Rod Machado to write a cartoon. Yes, it’s that funny.
Everybody in aviation is represented in Wingnuts: pilots, students, mechanics, instructors, flight attendants and more. As such, I think anybody with an interest in aviation will get a kick out of it, including non-flying friends and spouses.
Wingnuts: The Sky’s the Limit is available as an e-Book for iPad users in the iTunes book store and is also available in print from Amazon.
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