Tag Archives: The Left Seat

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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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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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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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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