Archives: The Left Seat

AOPA’s Rusty Pilots Seminars

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2022 Digital Issue As the U.S. pilot population slipped a decade into the 21st century, the leaders of the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association (AOPA) decided … Continue reading

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What shape are you in?

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue The average age of today’s student pilot is 33. The average age of pilots in general is 44. Obviously, pilots are not … Continue reading

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What Is The Value of Your Local Airport?

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. Most non-aviation people view airports as being in two distinct different versions. Those which service the airlines and the much smaller county … Continue reading

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Can you carry a gun in your airplane?

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2022. All rights reserved! Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue Can one carry a gun in a private aircraft? The correct answer is maybe, sometimes, it depends. This confusing response is because … Continue reading

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Is Your Airplane A Tax Deduction? Can it be? Maybe!

by Bob Worthington © Copyright 2021 All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine – December 2021/January 2022 Online Issue Throughout my ownership of aircraft, every airplane was a tax deduction (a business expense). I was an instrument-rated private pilot, … Continue reading

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Are You Fit To Fly? Well, that depends on what kind of flying you do.

by Bob Worthington © 2021 October. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine Online October/November 2021 issue Recently, the world has been watching the 2021 Summer Olympics. The media has shown us every aspect of what athletes must do … Continue reading

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Flying Cross-Country A Lot? A Timeshare May Work For You!

by Bob and Anita Worthington www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com Copyright 2021. All rights reserved! Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine August/September 2021 online issue Extensive cross-country trips in a small plane are not cheap. In addition to the plane expenditures, there are food and … Continue reading

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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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