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A Sporting Chance

Up Close and Personal with the Military Article appeared in Flying Magazine February, 2016 by Martha King – “You just flew through a Military Training Route.” The controller was agitated. Since whatever had happened had happened, and we were already within 10 miles of Thermal’s non-towered airport, John told the controller we were leaving his…  [ Read More ]

Why Some Pilots Are Bad Risk Managers

When Goals Get in the Way of Smart Decision-Making Article appeared in Flying Magazine December, 2015 by Martha King – “You can’t teach judgment.” “…I’m afraid no amount of ’risk management’ training is going to change your attitude.” These comments were in response to John’s May column “Double Trouble at Denver.” John had revealed our…  [ Read More ]

Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway?

Article appeared in Flying Magazine October, 2015 by Martha King – My thumb was already in motion towards the mic button to declare an emergency when the Anchorage Center controller’s voice sounded in my headset. “N4577L, cleared for the ILS DME Runway 11 approach at Ketchikan.” It was January in Southeastern Alaska. John and I…  [ Read More ]

Tablets in the Cockpit—Boon or Bane?

Article appeared in Flying Magazine July, 2015 by John King – “Centerline!” called Martha. She was using our standard call-out for advising the pilot at the controls that they are wandering off the taxiway centerline. We were at Dallas Love Field. There were piles of snow all around the place, and the taxiways had patchy…  [ Read More ]