Private-plane flying is trickier than jet flying, yet no one knows what makes a great pilot.
By Stephan WilkinsonPosted 03.26.2002 at 6:18 pm 0 Comments
Until al-qaeda operatives answered learn-to-fly ads and went shopping for crop dusters, most Americans knew private flying as a hobby pursued by rich lads in Piper Cubs. After September 11, media scrutiny brought general aviation-which is what we call flying that's neither military nor airline-into view. This normally happens only when there is a spectacular crash, such as JFK Jr.'s plunge into the water off Martha's Vineyard.