I Heard This Is Fun To Do

Pilots being pilots, peer pressure often results in taking greater risks than we should accept. Low-level flying is one of those risks, and there's no checklist.

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When I was in the Air Force, my colleagues would tell the story of how some fighter pilots used to do touch-and-goes on a tall, flat mesa that stuck up somewhere in the southwest desert, perhaps in Nevada or Arizona. It was dubbed “Touch-And-Go Mesa.” (Imaginative, huh?) One pilot supposedly did the thing, and then […]
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