While cleaning my desk yesterday I ran across an article that I had run off a long time ago to save to re-read later. It was “Back Seat Driver” written by one of my favorite authors, Ken Ibold. Now that I have done some flying from the back seat it was even more relevant. I even went so far as to do my Flight Review from the back seat a few weeks ago to make sure that I was good enough to satisfy my own comfort level/personal criteria for taking passengers, as well as the CFI’s criteria. Ken brought up some of the drawbacks that I experienced the first time that I flew with someone else (another pilot) up front that wasn’t familiar with the airplane. Grant did a great job, btw. Since you can’t reach the starter or mix or radios from the back it’s more of a challenge and I don’t know if I would feel comfortable taking a non-pilot with them sitting in the front. I don’t know how CFI’s do it! Anyway, reading this article made me realize how much I miss reading Ken’s articles and reflections, especially the type of article that he used to write for Aviation Safety.