The Writing Flyer

Stories, essays, and articles about the world of General and Corporate Aviation.


College Smollege, Let’s Make Some Noise

I was 25 or 26 years old before I got to sit in the left seat of a jet and start the engines. Elias is half that age and twice as excited. He came to work with me one day and, as luck would have it, I needed […]

The Transition Transmission

I was flying right seat on an arrival back into CLT a while ago, and as we were descending, the controller asked us to “maintain 280 knots in the transition.” That was a new one on me.  As is my custom, I looked at the guy in the […]

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