June 24, 2016| 257

Using the PAVE Checklist As a Pilot

Using the PAVE checklist  is necessary when flying off pavement in Montana’s last, best airspace. Richard G. Wissenbach It’s hard to beat flying from Montana’s Bitterroot Valley . It seems only logical that a state known as the “Last Best Place” would also have some pretty incredible flying. It doesn’t hurt that it borders Idaho, “A Pilot’s Paradise.” …

June 11, 2016| 103

When Did You Know You Wanted To Be a Pilot?

My personal aviation lineage and the first time I knew I wanted to be a pilot trace back to my grandfather. Shawn Arena Those of us who have been fortunate to have received the gift of flight or just the enjoyment of aviation can usually trace back to where that flame to be a pilot was first kindled. Perhaps it was a friend who owned an aircraft and …

March 14, 2016| 150

Quiz: Do You Know These Five Aviation Acronyms?

Albert Antosca To those outside of aviation, pilots seem to have their own language, filled with acronyms, jargon, and incomprehensible terms. The more time you spend in the aviation industry , the more accustomed you become to this terminology. Do you recognize these aviation acronyms, and can you pass this quiz from memory? Questions – Aviatio …

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