Time to end TFRs

Posted on September 2nd, 2009 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I totally agree that it is time to end TFRs. It is time general aviation and its airports are removed from the ridiculous so-called security rules that have been imposed. Also, there is no need for... Continue Reading →

BFR: Does nothing for safety

Posted on September 1st, 2009 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The original reason for the BFR was to reduce accidents. Where is the data that shows that it has done that? It don’t exist. It is nothing but a pain in the butt. It does nothing... Continue Reading →

Archaic system to blame for midair

Posted on August 31st, 2009 by

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: According to news reports, FAA tower controllers were warned about the midair collision over the Hudson River but were unable to alert either of the pilots. This failure of communication cost two aircraft, nine lives, and... Continue Reading →

Quilt to benefit Henley

Posted on August 12th, 2009 by

At the 2009 Cecil Field (Florida) Airshow, a quilt was displayed as an auction item to benefit the Alan Henley Foundation. The quilt was made from donated airshow T-shirts of past and present airshow stars and events. It was auctioned... Continue Reading →

Flight & Flyers fan

Posted on March 2nd, 2009 by

Just a note to let you know how much I enjoy Dennis Parks’ Flight & Flyers column in GANews. I look forward to them with each issue. I am a regular advertiser in GANews (Aircraft Magneto Service-Boeing Field). Parks’ columns... Continue Reading →

Economic Stimulus?

Posted on March 2nd, 2009 by

President Obama’s recent trip to Chicago cost American taxpayers millions, but locally, the Temporary Flight Restrictions for Chicago’s airspace were responsible for a loss of business to the aviation community. It’s ironic that a president who talks about economic stimulus... Continue Reading →

What a ride

Posted on March 2nd, 2009 by

To Deb McFarland: Thank you for the wonderful stories you send to GAN for your Short Final column. The story published Sept. 26, 2008, “Yearning,” really got to me. I had to start that article three or four times before... Continue Reading →

Words are important

Posted on March 1st, 2009 by

I received the following from Neil Cosentino over the weekend. Interesting food for thought… Dear Friends of Flying, As a proud, long time member of AOPA, I am disappointed that no one at HQ/AOPA/ASF has explained to me the merits... Continue Reading →

THE WOES OF A LOWLY PIPER CHEROKEE DRIVER

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by

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). Continue Reading →

I’VE FOUND A WINNER

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by

To Deb McFarland: Regarding your column, Short Final, that ran in the Jan. 25 issue (Diary of a mad Luscombe pilot). This is the second article of yours I have read. With the first it was “WHAT? and grin.” The... Continue Reading →