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White-Knuckle Living: How to Succeed by Letting Go

Early in my flight lessons, my instructor called attention to the death-grip I had on the plane’s yoke. Looking down at the white knuckles…

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Sustain or Drain? Minding the Company You Keep

Flying sustains me. When I walk away from my airplane after a flight, I have tremendous energy, and I’m ready to accomplish anything. Life…

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Who Stole the Go Signs?

There are no signs in the sky—well, at least no man made signs. I like this. One of the reasons I relish my time in the air is due to the…

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Follow Your Inner Compass: How to Listen to the Voice Inside You

If you ask a pilot how he navigates, how he knows which direction to fly, the acronym GPS will probably appear somewhere in the answer.…

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Unexpected Turbulence: Navigating Life’s Jolts

This might come as a shocker, but aviation weather forecasters don’t always get it right. The accuracy level they’ve achieved in recent…

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Find Your Balance to Find Your Wings

Balance is critical in aviation. Flying a plane that has a center of gravity too far forward or aft invites trouble. You can stare at the…

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Reach Your Dreams: You CAN Get There From Here

One luxury of flying an airplane is you travel straight to your destination. Barring an obstacle along the route, like restricted airspace…

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Discover the Hero Within

I’ll let you in on a secret, but don’t laugh. Well…you can laugh, but try not to do it in front of me. Here goes: the reason I learned to…

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The Sky’s NOT the Limit

There’s a saying that’s common. You’ve probably heard it: The sky’s the limit. It’s said to encourage someone, to inspire him or her to aim…

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Weather or Not…

I’ve been thinking about the weather lately. This weekend, I’ll fly my plane to Atlanta to join my wife at a fitness event where she's a…

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The Holy Ground of Boeing

For those that read Weather or Not, you know I planned to fly myself to Atlanta for the weekend. The universe apparently had another idea…

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Don’t Look Back

Someone once asked me if my airplane had a rear view mirror. While it might be useful for keeping an eye on the kids in the back seats,…

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