Air-Minded: Get Your Motor Runnin’ (Updated 11/6/19)

I’ve been thinking about the different methods of starting aircraft engines.

Today you start almost all aircraft piston engines the same way you start your car: by turning on the ignition and engaging an electric starter motor. Of course this wasn’t always the way. In the beginning you had to hand-prop them. If you own […]


Air-Minded: Flying Chainsaws (Updated)

McCulloch: it’s not the first name to spring to mind when you think of aviation, but it’s not a name you should ignore, either. […]


Paul’s Bag o’ Wednesday

What does that title even mean? Is the cat named Wednesday? Sure, why not? Let’s go with that.

My son can’t believe I haven’t said anything about the F-22’s oxygen problems, or about the two whistleblower Raptor pilots who appeared on 60 Minutes last weekend.

My first excuse comes easy: I know very little about […]