I, too, have flown into Winder, Georgia, with the main goal centered on feasting at the Spitfire Grill at the Jackson County Airport (Short Final: Diary of a mad Luscombe pilot, Jan. 25 issue).
To Deb McFarland: Great stuff (Diary of a mad Luscombe pilot). You’re right: Age and waistline are immaterial when your mind’s in the sky. Life is good. You got a purty airplane, too.
I would like to call your attention to our museum located in Tucson, Arizona, the 390th Memorial Museum.
The 10-year-old Virginia Regional EAA Fly-in has changed its name to the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight.
I read Thomas F. Norton’s column in the Jan. 25 issue, “Aviation and the green hysteria” — right on.
“If your destination is less than 100 miles you drive. If it is more than 500 miles you take an airliner. If it is someplace in between, you take it.”
Regarding Deb McFarland: Very good choice, guys. She sees the magic in flying, where so many have put it away as no more than a means of travel.
To Paul McBride: I just received my copy of GANews and, as usual, your column was one of the first for me to read (What to do about a “slightly” rough running engine, Jan. 25 issue). I think Joe Casey has a carburetor venturi problem. There was an AD on some O-320s and his may be one of them. I strongly recommend he has it checked before his next flight. The symptoms he described are sure the way an O-320 acts when it has this problem.
To Thomas F. Norton: Right on. Beautiful editorial (“Aviation and the green hysteria,” Jan. 25 issue). As you must know, but do not state, this green stuff is the vehicle a powerful clique is using to get control of the world.
These February 2006 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.