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Ron Rapp
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My latest post: "The Chicken or the Egg?"

The GA ecosystem is at a tipping point. There simply aren't enough instructors to address the pilot shortage using the current system... but that doesn't mean the problem can't be solved.
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My latest article for AOPA Pilot: "Connecting the Dots: Corporate Aviation Has Its Own Pilot Shortage"

Everyone talks about the airlines, but corporate aviation has its own pilot population shortages, too.
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STARs are like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you'll get. Some arrival proedures are elegant and well-designed. Others? Not so much.
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My first magazine article for AOPA Pilot Turbine Edition: "Flights to Remember"

I was recently asked to contribute to the Turbine Edition of AOPA Pilot magazine. My first article: a series of "flights to remember".
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My latest blog post: "Instructional Techniques: Reinventing the Wheel"

The techniques we use to teach instrument flying are sometimes panned as old, inefficient, or boring. I take exception with that viewpoint.
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My latest post: "The Flight Attendant: A Pilot's Best Friend"

A good flight attendant can be one of the most valuable features of a business aircraft, but they don't always get the respect and recognition they deserve.
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Latest post: "Stupid Pilot Tricks"

Stupid pilot tricks come in many shapes and sizes. Here's one in the shape of Hawker 800 which was captured by at least one enterprising photographer at the recent NBAA convention in Las Vegas.
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NBAA Podcast Interview

My last post resulted in a call from NBAA to appear on their podcast for an interview about America's air traffic control system.
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My latest post: "The Big Lie: ATC Stuck in the 1960s"

Proponents of ATC privitization claim that American air traffic control is "stuck in the 1960s". When the hyperbole and sensationalism are set aside, the facts seem to tell another story.
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Valuable Advice for Aviators: "Know Thyself"

Some pilots are so happy with their flying career while others seem truly miserable -- even when they're both doing the same job. Is the difference simply a matter of perspective? Or is there something else at work here?
Know Thyself
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