A few years ago I fulfilled one of the items on my “bucket list” by becoming a FAA certified private pilot.
During my flight training there was one mental checklist that my flight instructor drilled into my brain; Aviate, Navigate and Communicate.
This weekend this checklist literally saved my life!
On Sunday I was flying back home from Reno from a weekend business trip and about 75 miles southwest of Reno at 9500 feet, my engine started to vibrate and as I glanced over at my gauges found that I was losing oil pressure and engine compression.
Aviate: Fly the plane
It was evident that […]