Video: Way too close

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

While not general aviation, this video shows in moving pictures a near collision as a result of a runway incursion. Continue Reading →

Respectfully yours

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

Now and then I’ll receive a piece of mail that contains a dollar bill. These tend to be from companies that want information from me. You probably get similar mailers arriving at your home or office. Most of us do.... Continue Reading →

NASA-2000Starship

They reached for the stars

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by

The pride of my small aviation art and poster collection is a glimpse into one of GA’s most daring – and star-crossed – new products. It’s time to dig out my prize Starship poster and look back on troubled times... Continue Reading →

Banding together to grow GA’s brand

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

By CARMINE MOWBRAY Montana has more cows than people, and in cattle country, unbranded calves are called “mavericks.” In people terms, we think of a maverick as being a loner, without ties or loyalties. And alone, a person — no... Continue Reading →

DOT audit says FAA likely to miss drone deadline

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government report says the FAA will miss the Sept. 30, 2015, deadline set by Congress for drones to share the skies with manned aircraft. The Washington Post said the agency is “significantly behind schedule” in drawing up rules.... Continue Reading →

Grease is the word

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

Whenever I give talks I usually put in a few slides about grease. In discussions on this topic, questions mainly fall into three areas. The first is why is it so critical to use only the grease that is approved... Continue Reading →

BackcountryPilot.org: 400-hp Zenith CH801

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by

A Ford V-8 400-horsepower Zenith CH801 is not all that common. Want to see, and hear one? Hop over to BackcountryPilot.org to read Zane Jacobson’s great write up and watch smartly edited video. Continue Reading →

The four secret steps to becoming a good old boy

Posted on June 30th, 2014 by

In your town, right now, there is a good old boy network firmly in place. I know this because there is a good old boy network in place in every town. Whether you’re in New York City, Los Angeles, Clarksville,... Continue Reading →

USA Today goes anti-GA

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 18, the national publication USA Today published an article titled Unfit for Flight. It painted general aviation as a dangerous activity and the manufacturers of aircraft as contributing to general aviation accidents. This is not new. Anti-general aviation... Continue Reading →

Are you ready to share the sky with drones?

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), better known as drones, are moving fast in development. General aviation pilots are starting to delve deeper into the subject as FAA expects as many as 30,000 UAS to be flying in U.S.... Continue Reading →