#Blogformation: What I Want Under the Christmas Tree

#blog #aviation #avgeek #christmas It’s Blogging in Formation Week!—Posts all week beginning Dec. 1   Dec. 1: iFLYblog – Brent Owens Dec. 2: Airplanista – Dan Pimentel Dec. 3: Smart Flight Training – Andrew Hartley Dec. 4: Flight to Success – Karlene Petitt Dec. 5: House of Rapp – Ron Rapp   Dec. 6: Adventures of Cap’n Aux – Eric Auxier This Month’s Theme: What I Want […]

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Top 10 Downers of an #Airline Career

Please join me in donating to  Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief! Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 Red Cross: Other links:      Direct link: Before/after shot of Tacloban, Philippines, a city of 220,000. —  —  —  —  — and now . . . It Ain’t All Fun ‘n Games, you know! People are […]

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My Favorite #Aviation #Bloggers

#blog #avgeek #airline THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FA-VORITE (aviation) BLOGGERS! You probably have noticed that most bloggers have what’s called a “Blogroll.” Here, the blogger lists his favorite blogs, usually closely related to his own. I have one to the right as well. See? Nevertheless, it’s easy to miss some wonderful gems, so […]

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Blogging in Formation—There I Wuz! My Best Instructional Moments

#BlogFormation #blog #avgeek #aviation #airline All, In response to your requests, you can now conveniently buy signed copies of  The Last Bush Pilots and Code Name: Dodger!   <—Just look for this, over on the left!       Apologies, but they are currently only available in the U.S!     And now . . . It’s Blogging in Formation Week! Posts all […]

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The Cap’n & the Controller—Part II

#blog #avgeek #aviation #ATC Our story so far: Blog buddy and Phoenix Air Traffic Controller Brian Bond contacted me via my Cap’n Aux Facebook page ( We quickly decided to trade tours of each other’s jobs. Our planned adventure was twofold: First, Brian would ride on my cockpit jumpseat during a live flight (see my previous post, Part […]

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The Cap’n & the Controller—Part I

#blog #avgeek #aviation #ATC ATC Controller Brian jumpseats with Cap’n Aux! Recently, blog buddy Brian Bond contacted me via my Cap’n Aux Facebook page ( To my surprise, it turns out that Brian is not only an FAA Air Traffic Controller, but one based in my home town of Phoenix. He works at the PHX […]

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