Dedicated to Anna Yegorova and my beloved авиатриссы, on the 70th anniversary of Russia’s Victory Day
Flying Lessons: How to Appear Calm While Crashing a Small Plane
What would an airplane have to say about the horrors of 9/11? About being used to do supreme evil? A fictional take on that question.
A remembrance of my hero, Ellen Johnson, most flyingest flyer in all the world.
Revisiting an article from long ago, about a flying trip to Cedar Key and a flying airboat ride we’ll never forget.
A brief paean to pioneering aviatrixes
In which a highly cussed young Anna shoots up a comrade’s truck tires to “convince” him to help her start her U-2 and fly out of danger.
I never thought I’d see Moscow again, although I dreamed of it for fourteen years. I boarded a teeming Aeroflot flight in late summer 2005, as Katrina’s receding waters revealed, inch by inch, the erasure of New Orleans as I once knew it. Mourning for that blighted, intoxicating city, I rushed towards another place I…