I found the next generation

Posted on February 24th, 2014 by

I found the next generation of pilots. But depending on where you read this, you may or may not like it, and you may or may not understand it. Of the 55,996 (as this was written) fans of our Facebook... Continue Reading →

Sell the sizzle, not the steak

Posted on February 23rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is not much talk openly about it here, but the steady decline in the number of general aviation pilots has some GA advocates concerned. Continue Reading →

The changing face of general aviation

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by

By LEN ASSANTE The Dec. 20, 2013, issue of General Aviation News showcased general aviation’s “up and comers,” a group of innovators who are passionate about changing this industry for the better. I have had the honor of meeting some... Continue Reading →

Ask Paul: What’s causing vibration?

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by

Q: I recently installed a new three-blade propeller in my Comanche 250 with an O-540 engine. After the first flight I noticed a vibration when I decrease the rpm to 2400 or below, so I had the prop dynamically balanced.... Continue Reading →

Mentoring: Sharing the magic

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by

Flying is such an amazing experience, I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t think it’s cool on some level. Because of this mindset I have a real passion for seeing our industry flourish — most of us do. It’s partially selfish,... Continue Reading →

Clearing obstacles

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by

Making great progress isn’t worth much if you don’t know where that progress will lead. There’s an old joke about travel that ends with the subject proclaiming, “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m making good time.” Continue Reading →

NextGen over budget and behind schedule

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pilots and aircraft owners at all levels of aviation are reluctant to invest in the necessary new equipment for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). One reason is that the FAA has not clearly defined what... Continue Reading →

Link: A Skosh of Paranoia

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by

A fatal stall/spin accident, reconstructed by AOPA, led to a discussion between friends and was capped off by an interested blog post titled, “A Skosh of Paranoia” by Ron Rapp at the House of Rapp blog. As is often said,... Continue Reading →

How fracking helps General Aviation

Posted on February 12th, 2014 by

Airportpros just published an article describing boom times at airports near shale oil fields such as the Bakken play in North Dakota.  From the article: Continue Reading →

Over regulation, slow response time and inconsistencies hurt GA

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Numerous government regulations, slow response times for decisions, and frequent inconsistencies by the FAA are harming small general aviation businesses. Continue Reading →