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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Business situation, job interview concept. Pilots handle stress as part of our profession. Every pilot remembers the stress of...

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...

Buying Your First Airplane

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Mike Davis, his wife and their new Cessna 182 So, it’s finally looking like the flying/pilot gig is...

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...

Sleeping Monsters

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The sun was setting across Tucson, bright splashes of orange and gold tossed into the clouds. I’d...

Desert Jet Excels At Safety

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Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, is pleased to...