“An average of two accidents a week is not a record to be proud of, nor one easily explainable to an insurance company or the FAA.”
— the 2006 Nall Report on the number of accidents caused by fuel mismanagement.
“This law is unnecessary, discriminatory, anti-business and ineffective — and it violates the U.S. Constitution.”
— AOPA President Phil Boyer on a New York law requiring background checks for all flight school students.
“This is a situation that defies all common sense and responsibility.”
— Paul Rinaldi, executive vp of the NATCA on an FAA order banning cell phones and radios, including weather radios, from towers.
“Every airport has a traffic pattern.”
— Steve VanCleve, airport advocate, on a developer’s claim that Oregon’s Swanson Field doesn’t have a traffic pattern because it is so rural.
“We’ve got some homework to do.”
— Tuskegee Airmen President and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell C. Davis, on new evidence that calls the Tuskegee Airmen’s perfect record in