Archives: The Left Seat

Will you know when it is time to quit flying? There are other options, you know.

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021 Online Issue It is a fact of life. Sooner or later every pilot has to quit flying for one reason or another. Some do … Continue reading

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Is age just a number? Aviation insurance companies don’t think so.

by Bob Worthington Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – print & online April/May 2021 issue Is your age just a number as opposed to it being a definitive measure of your physical or mental abilities? … Continue reading

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Tips On Buying A Used Plane

by Bob Worthington Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021 As you read this, spring is just around the corner. Flying weather will be milder and days longer. Hopefully Covid-19 is becoming under control. … Continue reading

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Pilot Decision-Making

by Bob Worthington Copyright 2020. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 Pilot decision-making is the process of deciding what to do when flying an aircraft. Consider this: 75% of aircraft accidents are caused … Continue reading

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Flying with Family is Fun! Fond Memories Flying with My Daughters

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2020 issue Flying with family members can be great. In some families, the love of aviation passes from one generation to the next. In other families, the pilot has no … Continue reading

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Landings Can Be Dangerous, But They Do Not Have To Be

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2020 issue As I write this column, it is days after the disastrous ending of Pakistan International Airlines Flight #8303. At 2:40 pm on May 22, 2020, an Airbus A320 … Continue reading

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How To Respond To An FAA/NTSB Investigation

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2020 issue Piloting an aircraft is fraught with rules and regulations, which can result in the pilot being the subject of an investigation. In 40 years of flying, I have … Continue reading

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Wairbirds I Have Flown (In)

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – April/May 2020 issue Last fall, I wrote an article on “warbirds” for a national aviation organization. One question arose: Have I ever flown in a warbird? My response was yes! But … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time To Plan Summer Flying Trips & A Mountain Destination May Not Be Out of The Question

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2020 issue This time of the year, my wife and I – relaxing in front of our cozy fireplace, a U.S. map on our coffee table – would plan fun … Continue reading

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Why the Boeing 737 MAX 8 situation matters to GA pilots

by Bob Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2019/January 2020 Most of us general aviation (GA) pilots are familiar with the problems the Boeing Company is wrestling with regarding its 737 MAX 8 aircraft. But how many of … Continue reading

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