The aviation blogosphere is getting big, or at least, I’m finally starting to find the other bloggers, especially beyond the typical student-pilot blog. I’m doing an update to add some more blogs to my blogroll, copying them over from my subscription list on Bloglines. I’ve already posted about most of the blogs that were previously on the roll; here are the new ones, in alphabetical order:
- Aviation.ca News
- News releases, accident reports, etc. for Canadian aviation. If you fly in Canada, you need to subscribe; if you don’t, then you probably shouldn’t bother. I use the RSS feed to keep up to date on NavCanada strike talks, runway closures, etc.
- Blogging at FL250
- A weblog by a junior pilot at a regional airline (flight level 250 is a typical level for a commuter turboprop, above the piston planes but below the jets). This is a nice complement to the other professional pilot blogs in my roll, ranging from young commercial pilots looking for their first break out of charter/freight-dogging, to an older commercial pilot quite happy to freight dog, to an older airliner pilot breaking in young copilots in the right seat. Start with this posting about a death of a fellow pilot, which might make you cry.
- Corrosion of the Week
- Aviatrix put me on to this one. The author doesn’t actually manage to post every week or even every month, but when she does, it’s usually pretty interesting. Corrosion is a huge deal for owners — it haunts our dreams — but probably not for renters or professional pilots (since someone else will pay for the repairs anyway). Subscribe accordingly.
- Freight Dog Tales
- An older (over 40) pilot who switched mid-life to flying freight in a Caravan in California. Fascinating stuff, especially since it has the calm, mature perspective of someone who is happy with where he is and what he’s doing, rather than waiting for the call from the airlines. This is a good read for anyone who loves flying for flying’s sake.
- My Flying Blog
- A blog by another owner-pilot (like me), a breed underrepresented in the aviation blogosphere. The author is currently in the middle of a trip from the U.S. midwest to Alaska, and is posting many pictures and stories.
- Rant Air — Welcome Aboard!!
- Here’s a blog from someone on yet another step of the career ladder — in this case, right seat on a 737.
- Undefined Value: Kris Johnson’s Blog
- I figured I needed at least one student-pilot blog on the roll. A few of us have followed Kris through his first solo and a mind-numbing amount of money (even by aviation standards), which he kindly lists in every post. Note to self: cannot afford training near Atlanta.