Rusty No More

Rusty No More

“I used to fly but then we had kids and work got crazy and now I haven’t flown in 10 years.” We hear from at least one pilot every week in this situation. When I became a certificated pilot I told myself that I would never let that happen. But with two kids at home, a...
Horizon to Horizon

Horizon to Horizon

Dan Everette was driving down Airport Road in Warwick, RI a number of years ago literally trying to find something to do. He had just been stationed in Rhode Island for graduate school as part of his service in the United States Coast Guard. He recognized that...
Spring is in the Air!

Spring is in the Air!

,This is the time we have all been waiting months for. We have left winter behind and are full speed ahead towards spring! As glorious as our visions of flying are for the upcoming months, it is not all sunshine and rainbows. With spring comes a series of things to...
Freefalls and Stalls

Freefalls and Stalls

Jumping out of an airplane is a surreal experience. Looking down from 10,000 feet with nothing between you the Earth does not ever feel real. And then, you leap. The noise is deafening, the only real sensation of speed at first. After a few seconds a rip cord is...
Former CFI Juan Barco Returns to PVD in an E175

Former CFI Juan Barco Returns to PVD in an E175

A wise man (and a close friend of Horizon) once said that “progress is never a straight line. You can’t be afraid to make a zig and a zag.” For former Horizon CFI Juan Barco, the process of becoming an airline pilot was full of zigs and zags. But last week, when he...