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BruceAir's Aviation Writing

I've written about aviation for as long as I've been a pilot—since the 1970s—for magazines, aviation-oriented newspapers, and other media.

My latest book, Scenario-Based Training with X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator: Using PC-Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA-Industry Training Standards, was published by Wiley & Sons in January 2012.

An earlier book, Microsoft® Flight Simulator as a Training Aid: A Guide for Pilots, Instructors, and Virtual Aviators, published by ASA, appeared in early 2007.

The links below take you to samples of my aviation-related work. To read feature articles that I have written for a variety of general-interest publications, see General Interest Writing here at BruceAir.

My blog on Windows Live Spaces contains up-to-date aviation-related posts.

To learn about my presentations for aviation events, visit Multimedia Presentations.

Recent Magazine Features

My latest feature article is "Work, Not Play: Using Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid," published in the May 2008 edition of Twin & Turbine magazine.

You can download a PDF version of the article from one of my SkyDrive folders.

General Aviation News

In the mid-1980s I edited The Western Flyer, a biweekly newspaper that later became the General Aviation News. Until 2005, I continued writing for the GA News, including a column about aviation technology called "Version 1.0."

The links below take you directly to individual stories published in the General Aviation News. I've also provided links to .pdf versions of some articles, complete with graphics.

Version 1.0 and Feature Articles

Contributions to Rod Machado’s IFR Handbook

BruceAir’s Product Reviews

I’ve added reviews of aviation products and gear for flight simulation users. You can read about avionics, aviation-related software and gizmos; plus flight yokes, joysticks, and other accessories for virtual flying here at BruceAir.

Articles for Instructors

AOPA ASF Logo"Remember, they're always trying to kill you" (.pdf from the Air Safety Institute Instructor Report, June 2005).

The title comes from advice that a wise (old) instructor give me when I started as a CFI. The story comes from a formation flying clinic.

You can find an index of Air Safety Institute Instructor Reports on the Air Safety Institute website.

Features/Essays about Aviation

The articles below are available as .pdf files.

Recommended Aviation Books

If you like to read books with an aviation theme, including biographies, memoirs, and general-interest titles, check out the books I've tagged with "aviation" in my LibraryThing library.

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