Can aviation change America?

Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport.

It’s a valid question: Can aviation change America? I don’t mean I’m curious to know if it can affect the relatively small percentage of the population that’s consistently involved in aviation on a regular basis. I mean, can aviation change America completely, permanently, and for the better?

I say, yes! In fact, I will go so far as to say it already has, and it will again. History tends to repeat itself, after all.

There will be naysayers, of course. There are always naysayers. I think there must be a special place that breeds them, they’re so consistent in their negative response to anything unconventional or unique. But I’m telling you the truth, and I can prove it. [Read more…]