"You know, it would be embarassing to get out of an upside-down SuperCub with a bent-up prop and a scuff on my helmet. But it would be better than not getting out and having to pull me out and waking up three months later with a brain injury." - Steve Thorne, Flight Chops
If you're a fan of Flight Chops on YouTube, you may have recently seen an episode about helmets and his first flight in the Harvard wearing one. On this episode of Flying BC I catch up with Steve for a follow-up now that he's flown with it a few more times. And I also bring Kevin Maher and Ryan VH on board to expand on the idea of whether we should be wearing helmets while flying. Even if you don't think you'll ever wear one, this episode has some great discussion about safety and survival that is worth a listen. (Also features Jeremy from TacAero's original story from Flight Chops)
Check out the first episode of Flying BC, a podcast and YouTube series produced by Warwick Patterson. I am honoured to be a co-host on this series and invite you to listen and subscribe.
Recently I was thinking of the power of the internet and social media and how it has changed the communication landscape. This is true in every industry including aviation. The Internet gives us an outlet to share our thoughts, ideas and opinions and for those that are open to learning, a place to consume the ideas and absorb the experience of others.
Over the past several years I have had the privilege to get to know and work professionally with some fascinating aviators that are dedicated to sharing their passion and ideas with those who are interested and hungry for knowledge, a dose of reality and perhaps a little entertainment.
In the intrest of continued learning, here are a few intriguing aviators that I follow and I think you should too.
Ryan Van Haren
On November 16, 2019 we experienced multiple birdstrikes in a client's PA31 Navajo. In this video we discuss the importance of preparation and conducting an in-depth before takeoff briefing which covers the actions to be taken in the event of an issue on the takeoff roll as well as personal minimums.
The Cardinal Aviation Blog is a compilation of stories, tips, tricks and experiences from our Clients and Coaches. Some entries have a valuable learning lesson in them and some are to share some of what we are fortunate enough to experience when we fly.