Gordon Cassidy

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The Uber for Private Jets Has Landed

First class is about to go the way of peanuts. A new app helps rich fliers charter their own jets to almost anywhere on extremely short notice. And …

Preflight cockpit management on the Boeing 747400.......We don't just drink coffee and eat sandwiches!!

The following was written by myself aimed at new Captains to the Boeing 747-400. It might be of interest to those who think that when we are on the …

Observations of a Furloughed Controller

My desire to write something and the time it takes to accomplish such a task has not coincided in a while. So, I'll try to keep this succinct. I've …

Team Tuskegee Gets Press from AOPA

The Tuskegee Airmen Glider Club got a nice writeup by AOPA today. Thanks to Rod Rakic for helping to make the connection and to Benet Wilson of AOPA …

Baja Video Blog - Episode 3

Wherein I go an entire day on dirt without dropping or somersaulting my bike, we stay on a ranch and discover where beef comes from, and Brad's Big …

Surprise ILS!

We are based at Toronto Pearson, and having flown into YYZ for the past 8 years, the approaches are pretty familiar. This is one of the more …

Another "why we fly" video

Because, really, why not? You just can't top seeing the joy of someone the first time they take the controls of an airplane!<p>h/t - Victoria (via …

Airline Pilot Confidential: The Teddy Bear Incident.

It’s the middle day of three back-to-back turns–<i>pace yourself</i>.<p>In fact, it’s the second leg of the middle turn, Dulles International, 7pm–time to get …

Airplanista Aviation Blog: #Oshbash Will be 'Rockin' With Help From Ardy Ed's!

<b>By Dan Pimentel,</b><p><i>Airplanista Blog Editor</i><p>The Airplanista Blog Meetup, #Oshbash, is set to bring the aviation family and Twitter #Avgeeks together at …

Who Needs Prozac with a View Like This?

I've said it before and I'll say it again...the view is the best part of the job.<p>I took these with my iPhone, so the quality isn't great, but the …

Baja Video Blog - Episode 4

Wherein I do my best impression of a TV talking head due to a lack of footage and photos from our 5 nights in San Ignacio, we attempt to rebuild …

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Getting Better: Simulators for General Aviation

When it comes to technology, it’s funny how little general aviation has changed over the years. A pilot transported to the modern day from a …

Putting at 35,000 feet

By<p>The Nuts About Southwest blog has posted this short but cool video of a putting contest on one of their flights involving professional golfers …

Pilot Falls Out Of Airplane

Just because there hasn't been an airline accident since it was enacted doesn't mean the 1,500-hour rule is responsible. More<p>Every region has its …

Not Me and Not In Front of Me

This gives me the chills, not for the usual "please don't let me forget to put the gear down" reason evoked by seeing someone else land on the belly. …