Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze As pilots, we all learned about the various forms of ice that might try to kill us if we flew in certain dangerous conditions. We learned about the dangers of attempting to fly with just a little frost on the wings. Some of us learned to cycle our landing...

Economy of Effort

I cringe every time I hear the phrase “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”. First, who would do such a thing and why would they ever do it? The underlying truth remains that there are usually multiple methods to accomplish a task. The Vedic Science principle of...

You Did What to My Airplane!?!?!

One of my goals in life is to limit surprises.  Not those surprise birthday parties but rather those other unwelcome surprises none of us enjoy.  Just a few examples to get your imagination going: credit card statement with unknown charges, unwanted legless critter...

Annual Crusade (My apologies upfront if I sound too preachy)

I decided some years ago that I just didn’t want to crawl under my cars and do the oil changes. It’s dirty, messy and just a lot of trouble. I have my favorite car mechanic that I trust for all things automotive. He always has some sort of special offer which usually...

210 Fuel Shortage

Troubleshooting is an interesting art that I find immensely rewarding, but only when successful. To me, successful means a logical approach is followed using available data, research when needed, and maybe some tests which all culminate with a confirmed diagnosis....