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.
Three Kansas City-based companies — Executive Beechcraft, Garmin International and Data Systems International Inc. — recently formed a trifecta to become the first to retrofit a King Air C90 with Garmin’s G1000.
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.
I read Thomas F. Norton’s column in the Jan. 25 issue, “Aviation and the green hysteria” — right on.
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.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton has become home to the only F-22A Raptor on permanent public display.
The Cavanaugh Flight Museum and the Commemorative Air Force (formerly Confederate Air Force) have reached an agreement to get the world’s only airworthy B-29 back in the air.
The fall-out from the Congressional impasse on the pending FAA Reauthorization continues.
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed a material that can repel oil.
Let me say right up front that I thank and applaud Cessna for its decision to bring the SkyCatcher to market.