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From the front desk of an FBO to the captain's seat of a commercial airliner, Erika Armstrong has experienced everything aviation has to offer. She is a professional pilot columnist and her aviation stories can be found in seven national aviation publications. Her book, A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT, is available wherever books are sold.

Posts by Erika Armstrong

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Taking a look at chicks vs roosters in the cockpit, and what makes a better pilot. The Answer I wasn’t searching for the answer …

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Do You Make your Copilot calculate Holdover Time? Now There’s an App for That! Figuring out Holdover Time (HOT) is usually pawned off onto …

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NextGen pilots is what I’m calling the new generation of pilots who will stand on the shoulders of previous aviation giants and move aviation that much …

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Looking at the Cessna Citation Family, From the “Slowtation” and “Near Jet” Days to a Screamin’ Mach .935 The 7,000th Cessna Citation, originally named …

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A Perfect Storm Created the Aviation Industry’s Pilot Shortage Problem The aviation industry and government regulators have created a perfect storm, but you have to …

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Bringing You the Lowdown From the 2016 Sun N’ Fun International Fly-In and Expo The 2016 Sun N’ Fun International Fly-In and Expo is a pilgrimage …

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The Boeing 727: Magnificent Memories After 48,060 landings, 64,495 hours and 3 million passengers, the first Boeing 727 (-100) to ever fly, recently flew …

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The Beechcraft King Air Still Reigns Supreme After 50 Years “Sorry, I know it’s two-thirty in the morning, but we have an air ambulance …

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We were struck by lightning on approach to Dallas, in a snowstorm, on New Year’s Eve. Even though pilots train constantly for specific nonstandard …

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Anyone that leaves the earth for more than a few flights per year is exposed to an environment that we weren’t meant to be …