Stan Crader

Author & Lecturer on Writing About Rural America


Flying the Atlantic

Here’s the draft of an article written several years ago about flying the Atlantic in a Cessna. It was the first thing I’d ever been paid to write.

Two pilots meet by happenstance and eventually fly the Atlantic in a Cessna 337.  They encounter weather, bureaucracy, but get it done.  The article makes the trip sound doable, which it is. A utube video of the trip can be viewed at

During a spring ’05 dive trip to Cat Island, Bahamas Stan and Brian, divers, pilots and adventurers met for the first time.  Typical of pilots their,… Continue reading

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