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Ron Rapp
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My latest post: "The Differences Training Difference"

Each flying job requires a unique set of skills. Failure to heed the small differences can lead to big accidents, and sometimes that failure goes back to the pilot's training -- or lack thereof.

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My latest post: "A License to Learn"

When a newly minted pilot receives his or her temporary pilot certificate after a successful checkride, the examiner often refers to this piece of paper as a "license to learn". Nearly twenty years into my flying career, does this aphorism still hold…

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A Pioneer Goes West: The Flying Career of Arnold Palmer

Apparently Arnold Palmer played golf. Who knew? I thought he was just a pioneer in the world of business aviation...

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Airplanes may have lured me into the world of aviation, but over the years I’ve come to realize that it’s the people who keep me here. They’re about as far from the homogenized 9-to-5 world as you’re likely to get. My entree to this group really took off…

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Latest Post: "We're All Instructors"

Every pilot is a flight instructor, whether they know it or not. I make the case for recognizing that fact and acting accordingly when flying.

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Two Airplanes in One

Business jets offer the opportunity not only to fly to many interesting places, but to do so at widely varying weights and conditions. As a result, your trusty flying machine can be a blazing thoroughbred one day and a dehydrated mule the next.

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My latest post: "I Go to Extremes"

Summer is here, and it's got me thinking about important temperature limits for airplanes -- and the pilots who fly them.

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Leasebacks: Doing It Right

I've learned that big jets and light GA aircraft are more similar than it first appears. That goes for the planes themselves and the sometimes painful challenges of owning them.

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The Perception of Value: Encouraging Others to Fly

Everyone in the GA world would love to see more people learning to fly. But when we encourage folks with other priorities to adopt our own perception of aviation's value, are we doing them a favor or simply setting them up for failure?

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Podcast Quartet -- My 15 Minutes of Fame

Yours truly has been featured in four prominent aviation podcasts; here are links to each of episodes and a little bit about the folks behind the broadcasts.
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