Stuck in the air in a wounded airplane, with a crash-landing imminent, a pilot reflects on Orwell’s “power of facing unpleasant facts.”
When a daughter struggles with self-esteem, a dad quietly boosts her out of the nest.
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
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…