Aboard Flight 93: GA’s man on 9/11

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by

I have the feeling that few GA pilots know “one of ours” was up there on United Flight 93, capable of bringing that 757 back had passengers overcome cockpit hijackers. He was a college classmate of mine. Donald Freeman Greene... Continue Reading →

Why can’t GA be more like renting a car? Once, it was…

Posted on September 5th, 2011 by

Debates about GA’s practicality are weighty, sometimes bitter, discussions I think often miss the point. But one of the best deals I ever found was “Hertz-like” plane rental at Lease-A-Plane. It opened up lots of possibilities. Continue Reading →

Is there still ‘Room at the Top?’

Posted on August 21st, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, GAMA and the Airport Operators Council International. We’re packing... Continue Reading →

Splash-In a welcome break from Sun ’n Fun aftermath

Posted on April 20th, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, GAMA and the Airport Operators Council International. Delayed by... Continue Reading →

SUN ‘n FUN responds to crisis

Posted on March 31st, 2011 by

Story and Photo By Drew Steketee “The most amazing thing that has happened at SUN ‘n FUN,” said event president John Burton late Thursday, March 31 after “a tornado, a micro-burst, I don’t know” swept through the Lakeland, Florida, fly-in... Continue Reading →

Creating America’s Seaplane City

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, GAMA and the Airport Operators Council International. How many... Continue Reading →

Dedications & Reunions

Posted on March 13th, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the Airport... Continue Reading →

Launched on the same day…

Posted on March 9th, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, GAMA and the Airport Operators Council International. Some of... Continue Reading →

Where have the good men gone?

Posted on March 7th, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, GAMA and the Airport Operators Council International. An essay... Continue Reading →

Back to the reservation

Posted on February 24th, 2011 by

Drew Steketee was president of BE A PILOT, senior vp-communications for AOPA and executive director of the Partnership for Improved Air Travel. He also headed PR and media relations for Beech, GAMA and the Airport Operators Council International. Sun ‘n... Continue Reading →