Mike Davis

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Captain Mike Davis is a Captain/Check Airman for a major international airport, currently based in Charlotte NC. Mike is a 32-year veteran with 17,000 hours of flight experience presently flying the Airbus A330. Mike holds an ATP with 9 type ratings and CFI certification. Mike can be reached at davismd1@gmail.com.

Top Ten Ways to Blow an Airline Interview (So You Don’t)

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Pilots handle stress as part of our profession. Every pilot remembers the stress of their first FAA check ride, their first low approach, or the...

Stall Recognition and Extended Envelope Training for Pilots

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In late 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration released Advisory Circular 120-109A, Stall Prevention and Recovery Training. The AC was released in response to accident reviews...

Buying Your First Airplane

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So, it’s finally looking like the flying/pilot gig is going to work out and you’ve decided it’s time to look into owning that private...

Remembering one from our nation’s “Greatest Generation”

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In his bestseller, The Greatest Generation, NBC Anchorman Tom Brokaw wrote about the men and women who grew up in the Great Depression, fought...

I’ve lost My iPad

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I don’t know about you, but I spend an inordinate amount of my time keeping track of both my iPad and iPhone. With most...

Managing a Diversion

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Despite media attention and the endless stream of complaints leveled at our airlines, the fact remains that we complete the vast majority of our...

Leading the Way into NextGen

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For the past few years, we have been hearing a great deal about “NextGen” from the DOT, FAA and the various industry groups. The...

Pass Riding: The Unwritten Common Sense Rules

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Well, this may not be everything you need to know, but it is the basics, at least. As you interview, consider your options. When...

May I Ride your Jumpseat?

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“May I ride your jumpseat?” is a phrase repeated hundreds of times a day among airline pilots in the United States, and likely, around...

Almost Famous

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By now most everyone in the United States, and frankly all over the world, has either seen or heard about the story of Captain...

The results of the Aero Crew News & RAA 2020 Photo...

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Following are the top ten honorable mention photos. Each photographer in this category received an RAA mug. Emrick L. from Covington, La. Sunset and Winglet    “I...

FREE 16th Aviation Management Conference

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From Crisis to Prosperity FREE online —13 January 2021 Hosted by 15 honours students of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the 16th Aviation Management Conference will be held...

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