MJ MARGGRAFF
“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story

“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story

“The Hot Mic” – 2014 Best LOL Story, Aviatrix Aerogram: My love of flight continued even through humiliating episodes. Mine included radio problems. One morning, I was in the pattern with a ‘hot’ mic, and talking out loud over my headset about how hot I thought my landings were: “*@!good one!” and other choice phrases, which was heard by the tower and throughout the sky around me. I was the…

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FAA Recognizes MJ Marggraff

FAA Recognizes MJ Marggraff

From the Aviation Business Gazette:   FAA recognizes Mary Jo Marggraff Lafayette-based pilot sets positive example The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recognizing Mary Jo Marggraff with inclusion in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database. The database, which appears on the agency’s website at www.faa.gov, names Marggraff and other certified pilots who have met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the FAA. Pilot certification standards…

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Story of the Week March 21, 2015: On Fire

Story of the Week March 21, 2015: On Fire

On Fire Sirens scream while lights, like fireworks of red and white, slice at twinkling skies. Engines slow, firemen race inside for the old couple. Blanket-wrapped, on the street, they whisper: “Think they’ll figure it out?” The Chief sadly reports: “The cause is under investigation.” They nod, squeezing closer, bedroom sheets smoldering. Selected Story of the Week: March 21, 2015, 50 Word Stories For more…

More from HI-SEAS

More from HI-SEAS

The dome and my correspondence with the Astronauts inside: I am communicating with Zak, who is halfway through his mission with HI-SEAS -3. The ways in which the crew of 6 inside manage their decisions on priorities of tasks and resources will help future long-term space flight crews understand how to manage conflicts. Conflicts, after all, are an expected part of all teams, working and living together. In analog (simulations)…

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Women, Risk, and Fear

Women, Risk, and Fear

Women have a natural defense alerting us to what is intuitively unsafe. Thank goodness. The expansion of the human race may be credited to her care. Perhaps that is why less than 7% of pilots are women. But data show us that our accident rate is much lower. Taking on fear and risk may not come naturally. But when we do take them on, we take them on in considered,…

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