Air Rage in the (Un)Friendly Skies—What’s Going On?

Air Rage in the (Un)Friendly Skies—What’s Going On? Many of you have been asking for my take on the whole United debacle. I’ve spoken a bit about it on our sister channels (Facebook at and Twitter at, and I’ll keep my thoughts brief here, as I’m sure we’re all getting a bit of […]

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-TWA MD-80 FO with FA 2001(2)

Confessions of a Former Airline Pilot

Confessions of a Former Airline Pilot Stop the Presses! CONGRATULATIONS to retired airline captain and Audio Narrator Thomas Block, for receiving the coveted status of Approved Producer by ACX, Amazon’s Audible platform. If you don’t already know, Mr. Block is the narrator for all of my audiobooks, from the Last Bush Pilots to the There I Wuz! series! Congratulations, Captain Block! Of […]

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Adventures of Cap’n Raph!

Adventures of Cap’n Raph! Folks, from the flight deck…I hope you had a grand Thanksgiving weekend. I know I did! Sometimes the stars align, the aviation gods smile upon you…and Adventures ensue! This was one of those weekends. For, my good Blog Buddy Raphaël F, an A320 Captain from Switzerland, was visiting the U.S. Things just […]

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Safety: A Frightfully Serious Matter

Safety-A Frightfully Serious Matter . . . THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF “THE PILOT’S PILOT” BOB HOOVER Cap’n Aux shares his thoughts for pilots on the lessons Bob Hoover taught us all . . . Direct Link: Both Chuck Yeager and Jimmy Doolittle called Hoover the best stick-and-rudder pilot they’d ever seen. From […]

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