Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber

Someone once said, “If you don’t think too good, then don’t think too much.” I can recall a few aircraft accidents that really didn’t take much thinking on anyone’s part to investigate. Sure, as an aircraft accident investigator there are certain rules about...

Xmas Wishes

As we get older Santa just doesn’t seem to get it. The holiday gifts never seem to bring the same excitement as when we were kids. It is understandable. Neckties and slippers just don’t cut it anymore. Often well-intentioned gift givers don’t...
They Got it Wright

They Got it Wright

It is pretty easy to step into this photograph.  We stand on that wind-swept beach at a respectful distance observing the two brothers and their machine.  It is cold, but no one feels it.  The engines are clattering away as the plane moves down the launch rail into...
Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

I guess if I really thought about it, I would have to question my sanity as to why I am willing to put so much trust into that one infernal combustion engine that propels me through the sky.  It rumbles, it vibrates, and has a zillion moving parts anyone of which...
One Strike and You’re Out

One Strike and You’re Out

If there is not enough aggravation and expense in your life, try having a prop-strike.  A pilot’s first verbal response to unstraightening a prop blade is probably not printable here.  The second response upon learning how long it will take to repair and how...