I've always thought the best way to teach something technical is with a story. The lesson has more impact and you will remember is for longer. I think most of these stories fall into this category. Some of the stories, however, are here just because they amuse me.
In chronological order.
Bernoulli — The man who invented lift.
A Message to Copilots — From an airline's operations manager.
Day One — Eddie's first day as a cadet.
Harmon Rule of Error — An engineering lesson worth remembering.
Lock and Load — Learning a rifle and the path of least resistance.
Caffeinated — Eddie gains an addiction.
Air Mass — Dealing with a mass of air.
Ice-T — Turning Indicated Airspeed to True.
Spin Recovery — The "make it or break it" breaks it.
Crosswinds — Getting a little cross with the winds.
Course Intercepts — Charlie Brown meets Tom Collins.
Fix-to-Fix — In a fix.
Angle of Attack — Everybody has one.
Landing Speed — Learning that "Too Hot!" is not good.
Final Turn — The last 30 seconds of your life.
Duck Soup — Eddie's first engine failure at V1 in a T-38.
Climb Gradient — It Ain't Rocket Science
It's Magic — "PFM"
Penetrations — If You Have to Make it Hard, At Least Make it Simple
Under Duress — Never bring a parachute knife to a gun fight.
No Time to Nap — Why you should never fall asleep at minimums.
Stupid Pilot Tricks — The infamous 90/270 episode.
Burner Can — Bleeding internally
Fuel Leak — Electrons and fuel do not play well together.
Seriousness — The Tale of Four Bruces
Top of Descent — Getting Down, Gently
Vintage Gallo — The lessons you never forget.
Tutti Fruiti — The exciting adventures of Lieutenant Tutti Fruiti
Visual Descent Points — Another way to get down.
Rapid Depressurization — "The old man."
You Can't Go Unless You've Been — Lucky.
Engine Failure — V1, the third time.
60-to-1 — Learning cockpit math the Air Force way.
Danger Dave — You can’t cure stupid; but you can avoid it.
Fat Boy — Eddie is assigned a weight problem.
Salute Smartly Volume 1 (1985) — An unpublished manuscript.
Holding Pattern Teardrop — "Close Enough" Math
Maximum Range — Getting every air nautical mile in the tank
Traffic Pattern Geometry — Bringing science to an art.
Wrong Airport — It just keeps happening.
Engineers — You can always tell an engineer . . .
A Bigger Screw Up — Just make sure your screw up is surpassed quickly.
Deck Angle — A loaded deck.
Discipline — "I'm blind!"
Just Joking — "Do you have any grapes?"
TLAR — "That Looks About Right" goes up against 60-to-1.
Block Times — As if it mattered
Smoothness — Don't be a jerk.
Experto Crede — Indeed.
Cold War — Flying Where the Bullets Aren't
Meaconing — A pretext.
Fuji San — Up a volcano.
Non-Instrument Napkin — Being a bit too flexible.
Survival Driving in Italy — Written in 1950, still true in 1994.
Shot At — At Least They Aren't Shooting At Us.
Surviving a Bureaucracy — The beast dines on people.
I've Never Been So Scared (Part 1) — “In your own time.”
Another shot? — A few too many.
The Worst Pilot — The award goes to . . .
Medical Hobby Shop — The bottom half of the medical school class.
Parlezvous Aeronautic — Teaching international operations.
Negative Ways (Waves) — Number three of three.
PhotoShop — Eaten by lions.
Adventures in De-icing — Why does it cost so much?
Futebol in Rio — I hope to make it out alive.
On Safari in Botswana — Kudu biltong.
Stan Evil — The top five busts.
Drift Up — Drifting up to ignorance.
Milo — A considerate dog.
Todd Silver — In memorium
April Snow — "An April's Fool, I."
Course Corrections — An exhausted complaint.
Old Man — How I found out I was an old man.
Medevac — From Adrian Vargo
Vacation — Alaska and Japan
Check Ride Nerves — Dealing with it.
Do Unto Yourself — The view from a clinical psychologist.
Stupid Pilot Tricks — No shortage of stupidity.
Fake News — Our top story tonight . . .
Introducing Eddie's New Jet — A GVII-G500.
Lonely at the Top — A young aircraft commander's solitutde.
John Davey — In memorium
Honorable Mention — Eddie cheats and is rewarded
Melancholy — Saying goodbye to an old friend
Oddball CAS — When the Crew Alerting System gets confused
Danger Dave — En français
Never Been So Scared — "Je n'ai jamais eu aussi peur !"
Trust But Verify — Ici, on préfère l’esthétique à la fonction (1993)
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