What do we want?

Posted on April 21st, 2014 by

There’s a great scene in the movie, “Field of Dreams,” that sticks in my head. Kevin Costner’s character has taken the character played by James Earl Jones to a baseball game. Kevin plays an innocent who has an unlikely story... Continue Reading →

Max Conrad: The early years

Posted on April 17th, 2014 by

When he died in 1979, Max Conrad was known the world over as the “Flying Grandfather.” A long-distance record breaker in light aircraft, most notably the Piper Comanche, Max was generally credited with more flying time than any other pilot... Continue Reading →

Confusion surrounds Motor octane rating

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by

Earlier this year I gave several state IA renewal seminars. I always enjoy these because I get to greet many old friends and find out what is going on in the industry. I also get a lot of excellent information from... Continue Reading →

Cub

For Sale: 1945 J-3, 518 TT

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

“1945 J-3 Cub, 518 hours. 501-337-9939. aviationjdj@yahoo.com. $42,000.” That’s the ad as it appears in our classified section. 518 hours? Really. I called Tom Sabus, who placed the ad via mail, for a little more information. Continue Reading →

Video: What fear of flying looks like

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

A brilliant 10-minute video profiles two women (An & Ria) who’ve never met, and never flown. One is excited, the other less so. Admittedly, a first flight via business jet is beyond the reach of most, but the emotional roller-coaster... Continue Reading →

There will be paperwork

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

After leaving a phone message and receiving the requested call-back from a fully qualified staff member, I was able to make an appointment to visit a critical government facility here in central Florida. On the appointed day I motored over... Continue Reading →

Behind the scenes at SUN ’n FUN

Posted on April 13th, 2014 by

SUN ‘n FUN was fantastic this year. If you didn’t make it to Lakeland, Florida, at the start of the month, be sure to put it on your 2015 calendar: April 21-26, 2015. We produce SUN ‘n FUN Today, the... Continue Reading →

FAA issues second GA airport study

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has issued its second study of general aviation airports, called ASSET 2, this time covering 497 airports that did not fit into a category under the original study. Continue Reading →

There you go again

Posted on April 9th, 2014 by

On Jan. 19 your bloggers posted a rebuttal to an article in EAA’s Sport Aviation titled “Avfuel Takes on Fuel Challenges” by J. Mac McClellan that deals with the never-ending saga of a replacement for leaded avgas. We did our... Continue Reading →

Something to brag about

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Today is a good day to brag a bit. With the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in the rearview mirror, it’s a great time to celebrate where we are as an industry, because there is a lot going... Continue Reading →