Entries by John Mahany

Why you should visit AirVenture

AirVenture 2018  was awesome! There was lots of cool stuff to see and do. Which is why you should visit AirVenture! Where to begin? It’s hard to describe ‘AirVenture’! It’s so much more than ‘an airshow’, or a convention. It’s like Disneyland to ‘the max’.  It’s impossible to take it all in, from the range […]

Certified Pilot – Forty Years Flying!

August 15, 2018, marks forty years since I earned my Private Pilot Certificate! Back then, I had not given any thought to forty years later! Who does? And here I am reminiscing about how far I’ve come! And I’m not finished yet! Since that day forty years ago, I have logged more than 9,100 hours […]

Flying a Cessna Citation

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, I had the opportunity to fly with a friend in his Single-Pilot (SP) Cessna Citation, a CE-501, from where it is based, at John Wayne Airport (KSNA) to San Jose, CA (KSJC), and back. It was a beautiful day to fly in Southern California. Though it was warmer than normal, […]

Weather Accidents and How To Avoid Them

Join two of PilotSafety.org’s Master Instructors on a 90 minute discussion of three different general aviation weather accidents. This free and entertaining class will not only show what went wrong but teach you how to keep from making the same weather mistakes. A must attend class for anyone from a student pilot to and experienced […]