From the front desk of an FBO to the captain's seat of a commercial airliner, Erika has experienced everything aviation has to offer. Erika is the author of A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT and professional pilot/aviation journalist. She is a Professor of Aviation at MSU Denver, contributing editor to Plan...
Aviation Gods thrive on watching pilots learn. They are proud of us as we muddle our way through our ratings while they throw a variety of weather and mechanical challenges at us. They giggle as we bounce a few landings, panic when we realize we're lost, and they hold their breath when we forget to turn on the carburetor heat. They cheer as we strap into our first jets and yell "Yee Haw" each time we get past V1 and rotate. But, they especially enjoy the day we think we know it all.
This article can also be found at: https://disciplesofflight.com/connecting-pilot-hours-with-ability/The Minnesota blizzard was a sharp contrast to the Cancun sunshine we'd just left a few hours earlier. Since I'd flown the first leg, it was my first officer's turn to fly back and land at MSP. ATIS had informed us that the weather was just barely above minimums, but braking action was still good. A few airplanes had initiated missed approaches, so we knew we had a good challenge ahead.
Editor's Note: Advanced Aircrew Academy (AAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are collaborating on how best to gather the needs of business aviation, address the pilot shortage, and find innovative ways to provide solutions. Since each category of operations impacts the other, we will analyze the challenges of each category of operations - Part 91 Business Aviation, 135 Charter and 121 Airline - and then see how each category influences the other. Pilot shortage.
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