With enough imagination, dedication, perseverance, and help it’s possible to do almost anything. If you doubt me, consider that human beings designed, built, tested, refined, rebuilt, and flew rockets that landed us on the moon – and we did all that in an amazingly tight timespan of only nine years.
As I said, you can do anything you put your mind to, provided you’re willing to work with others and stay on task until you achieve success.
This is true of aerospace, but it’s also true of every other phase of life.
Let me share a recent example from my own experience. Perhaps it will inspire you, or at least give you a sense of what’s possible. [Read more…]
Aviation International News is reporting that the FAA has reacted to the city of Santa Monica’s plan to close Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in 2018.
In a letter sent to mayor Tony Vazquez, FAA director of airport compliance and management analysis Kevin Willis reminded the mayor that under a recent Part 16 decision, “the city is required to continue to operate the airport for public use on reasonable terms and without unjust discrimination.”
At a city council meeting last week, members voted unanimously to close the airport by July 1, 2018, [Read more…]
SocialFlight.com‘s Event of the Week is the monthly Antique Aircraft Display Day at Frazer Lake Airpark (1C9) in Hollister, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. [Read more…]
The Piper PA 32-300 had been parked on the ramp at the airport in Ardmore, Okla., for two or three months waiting for completion of engine maintenance work. The evening before the accident, the pilot and the passenger, who held a mechanic certificate, were seen replacing the engine’s Nos. 4 and 6 cylinders. [Read more…]