A new way to add lift?

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by

You’ve likely already been inundated with comments pertaining to “What the well-dressed airplane wears?” photo caption in the Oct. 5, 2007, edition of General Aviation News. Continue Reading →

Let’s keep common sense in aviation

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by

I just read the letter about the guy who thought it would be a great idea to place the prop in a horizontal position after every shutdown to prevent engine damage in the event of nosewheel collapse (A lesson learned, Sept.... Continue Reading →

Blast from the past

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by

I just ran across your July 2002 article about Tommy Martin and his sons (Sons follow father to create Midwest aviation legend). Continue Reading →

Alcohol as fuel: Just say no

Posted on November 9th, 2007 by

A short response to Tom Gribble’s Letter to the Editor in the “Quit Whining About Ethanol” in the Sept. 21 issue, sort of one point at a time: Continue Reading →

Visser Spot On

Posted on October 19th, 2007 by

I think Ben Visser was spot on in his Sept. 7 piece, The definition of insanity, when he cites the old 80/20 rule regarding 100LL use. I believe it is indeed 20% of the GA fleet, the Navajos, the Barons,... Continue Reading →

Success of Edge speaks for itself

Posted on October 19th, 2007 by

In the story Wonder Woman: Patty Wagstaff Commands the Skies in the July 20 issue, writer J. Douglas Hinton asked: “We’ve noticed that some of the better known aerobatic pilots, such as Kirby Chambliss, have switched to the Edge and... Continue Reading →

The Largest OSH Formation?

Posted on October 19th, 2007 by

Meg Godlewski’s article in the Aug. 24 issue, Formation flight honors Van’s RVs, quoted Stu McCurdy as stating that the 35 ship RV formation flown this year was the largest ever at Oshkosh. He is not even close to correct!... Continue Reading →

Physicists cause the confusion

Posted on October 5th, 2007 by

It is a disappointment that Michael Tieman does not understand the explanation of Stephen Hawking being weightless (Stephen Hawking confused?, Letters to the Editor, June 22 issue). Continue Reading →

The year of the engine

Posted on October 5th, 2007 by

Having just received the latest copy of GANews, I was excited to see on the cover an article on the new aircraft engine offerings at AirVenture this year (Bright new engine ideas at AirVenture, Aug. 24 issue). Continue Reading →

ADS-B not the first

Posted on October 5th, 2007 by

In the story, FAA to expand ADS-B nationwide in the Aug. 24 issue, it says that ADS-B promises to increase situational awareness for all pilots because, for the first time, pilots will be able to see real-time displays of traffic. Continue Reading →