There should be no misunderstanding: Drones WILL be fully integrated into the National Airspace System at some point in our future. Would you prefer a seat at the table or just wait to see what happens?
Caution for elephants near the runway.
Fittingly, the barn is “a tribute to Ben Ryan and the sacrifices he and his wife Butchie made for the country. Ben flew a P-38 in the Pacific during WWII, and Butchie served as a nurse with the Army Nurse Corps.”
Words matter. We shouldn’t use uncontrolled airports as the common term for non-towered/pilot-controlled airports.
It is not enough for us to say, “we were here first” or “it’s not our fault you don’t understand the value of an airport.”
Because the civil and military operations at Dillingham co-exist so well, the Army would very much like to continue to allow civilian access to the field.
First flight lesson was Aug. 21, followed by his first solo on Sept. 1. He passed his written exam on Sept. 29 and passed his check ride on Oct. 16.
I’m not cynical by nature so I feel a bit out of sorts with this column. My normal state is the belief that people far smarter than I do the hard work of sorting out the details for this type of idea.
An interaction with one (fill in the blank) person does not mean all (fill in the blank) people are the same.
I’ve never been objective when it comes to aviation. I’m a full throated proponent.