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Top 10 Rewind Articles of 2018

In our last post, we wrapped up our “Best of 2018” series of articles. These are the most-read new articles of the year as determined by the wisest of people: readers like yourself! But it wasn't just the shiny new articles…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Recovery from Unusual Attitudes

by Frank Burroughs Believe it or not the chapter title is also the title of one of the required elements of the FAA Practical (actual flying) exam. It isn’t about the pilot’s mood rather about the aircraft’s position relative to…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Dealing With Difficulty

by Frank Burroughs Despite the best planning and skill, pilots sometimes find themselves in a difficult situation.  Circumstances that were not planned for may arise.  Conditions that require more skill or capability than pilot…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat: Communicate Clearly

by Frank Burroughs One of the most intimidating parts of flight training, as reported by student surveys and even some veteran pilots, is communication. Why is that? Several reasons come to mind. Pilot to pilot communication and between…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat:
Plan, Then Adapt

by Frank Burroughs A flight instructor once told me that “Flying is nothing more than a series of mistakes and corrections”. The sentiment is true, but no one really plans to make mistakes. A better but less snappy version of the saying…
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Leadership Lessons from the Left Seat

by Frank Burroughs Learning to fly a fixed-wing aircraft involves a certain amount (some may say a lot) of technical understanding of subjects like physics, meteorology, regulations, and even aviation jargon. In that sense it is like most…