EAA: ‘You’re absolutely right – it’s complicated’

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 by

By Dick Knapinski, EAA Communications I had the opportunity to read your column regarding the AirVenture ATC fees being assessed by the FAA. You’re absolutely right – it’s complicated. There are some significant differences in your comparison between the FAA and... Continue Reading →


The closing of Mattituck

Posted on June 24th, 2012 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I believe it was in 2003 that my brother told me about a program called the Mattituck Engine Workshop sponsored, as you can guess, by Teledyne Mattituck Services. It was free and all you had to... Continue Reading →

Letter: Volunteer Pilot Safety Stand Down a success

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by

By Lindy Kirkland, President, The Air Care Alliance First, let me say a big thank you for helping make the Volunteer Pilot Safety Stand Down (Sit up?) a big success.  All the comments I heard from pilots attending were very... Continue Reading →

Bye Bye 3rd class medical

Posted on February 10th, 2011 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I read your post article, “Bye, Bye 3rd Class Medical,” and was very interested to learn that the FAA, or at least some individual within that organization, was actually reasonable enough to consider this long overdue... Continue Reading →

Wrong on the GI Bill

Posted on February 9th, 2011 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR The article “GI flight training bill signed into law” states that for the first time GIs can get flight training paid for by the government. In January 1955, after discharge from the army, the GI Bill... Continue Reading →

GA Avgas Coalition mischaracterized in blog post

Posted on February 8th, 2011 by

By Chris Dancy, Media Relations Director, AOPA A recent GAfuels blog post in General Aviation News mischaracterized the position of several GA Avgas Coalition members with regard to automotive gasoline, or mogas. The aviation members of the GA Avgas Coalition... Continue Reading →

Calling Chris Christiansen

Posted on January 23rd, 2011 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I just read Meg Godlewski’s about Chris Christiansen’s Savor homebuilt aircraft and I wanted see if we could get in touch. I am an advisor in an Aviation Explorer Post in Mesa, Arizona. We teach kids... Continue Reading →

A FlightPrep fan

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I’ve read with considerable interest on this and other sites about the FlightPrep patent enforcement efforts and some concerns that have been expressed by the flying community.  I’m not quite sure I understand what all the... Continue Reading →

Why teaching the young to love flying is important

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR When I was 8 years old, I loved to watch the Stearman crop duster airplanes spray our fields for insects. I would marvel at these crop duster pilots flying under telephone lines and pulling back up... Continue Reading →

Sky’s the limit for the new year

Posted on December 30th, 2010 by

You’re on the edge of a brand new year. After months of gloom and doom about the recession and the inevitable doldrums that arise after the holidays, take advantage of the chance to shake things up for 2011, recommend two... Continue Reading →