Mountain High supports civilian, military pilots

Posted on August 29th, 2011 by

Mountain High Oxygen and Supply has built its 3,000th two-person O2D2 Pulse-Demand Oxygen Unit. I spoke with Mountain High’s Robert Jamieson who confirmed the first unit was shipped in 2008, and they’ve delivered about 1,000 units per year since. In... Continue Reading →

Have you put on some weight?

Posted on August 24th, 2011 by

I have a copy of the Federal Aviation Regulations, published by Boeing Field’s Merrell Aviation in Seattle. It dates from 1965 and is deliciously compact. For example, Part 91 spans 21 pages ranging from 91.1 (Applicability) to 91.175 (Rebuilt engine... Continue Reading →

#OSH11 sales good for Kitfox, Wicks

Posted on August 4th, 2011 by

“We expanded our booth this year, increased our inventory, and it sure paid off” said Scott Wicks, owner of Wicks Aircraft Supply of their presence at AirVenture Oshkosh. As a result, “sales were up 60% [measured in dollars] from 2010,... Continue Reading →

Did you notice the FAA is shutdown?

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by

With the debt crisis averted.. for now, the FAA’s funding status has regained prominence in the mainstream media. However, a series of press releases, news stories and the recently completed EAA AirVenture have me thinking. A July 28 press release... Continue Reading →

Godspeed Dad

Posted on July 27th, 2011 by

The man in the photo is Dave Sclair. To me… he’s Dad! Well, Dad passed away on Tuesday night, July 26. Mom and I were with him, reading stories from Dad’s work-in-progress book, “A somewhat lighthearted look at the life... Continue Reading →

Arlington odds ‘n ends

Posted on July 13th, 2011 by

The Arlington Fly-In (July 7-10) was fun. While the vendor area shrunk from prior years, the show line appeared about 95+% full of show planes on Saturday. A nice number of beautiful aircraft (see some uploaded to Twitter and Facebook).... Continue Reading →

Should rare planes be grounded?

Posted on July 10th, 2011 by

“Liberty Belle crashed just outside of Aurora. Seven out of seven onboard made it out.” This text message greeted me the morning of June 13. Like so many other warbird enthusiasts, I went to the Internet to search for information... Continue Reading →

Irony is Congress lecturing on financial stewardship

Posted on July 5th, 2011 by

Ironic: A member of Congress lecturing the FAA Administrator on financial stewardship. From Tuesday’s (July 5) edition of The [Tacoma, WA] News Tribune: “We need to see a realistic strategy for funding NextGen,” she [Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.] told FAA... Continue Reading →

The route to real training reform

Posted on June 22nd, 2011 by

GUEST EDITORIAL By RADEK WYRZYKOWSKI, founder, IMC Club Success can be measured in many different ways. When it comes to the recent and very timely Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Pilot Training Reform Symposium, I confess to having... Continue Reading →

Who expected a tornado?

Posted on June 12th, 2011 by

I’ve been going to Sun ’n Fun every year since 2002, which has caused me a lot of grief in the past. That’s because my son’s birthday is April 8, which fell right in the middle of the festivities many... Continue Reading →