Regarding the highest number of airplanes flown into Oshkosh, read “The Cessna 120/140 Story Book” by Dorchen Forman for a number never to be duplicated by one kind of civilian plane: 163 Cessna 120s, 140s and 140As flew in a trail into Oshkosh. All one kind of plane, within 15 horsepower of each other — and they did it safely.
IF SEEING IS NOT ENOUGH
I sure enjoyed your article on my home airport, Falcon Field (“What’s in your hangar? Officials at Arizona airport crack down on inappropriate uses,” Oct. 19 issue). The hangar leasing situation there has been a mess for many years, due to a network of “good ol’ boys” who repeatedly skirted the rules. Corinne has been fighting them for over two years in an attempt to make the hangar list fair, but has a long way to go. A conservative estimate would be that 20-25% of the hangars are not occupied by the tenants on the lease and/or do not house aircraft.
Re: What’s in your hangar?
[Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana), initially.]
The article about the Mustangs and Legends was very good and enjoyable to read (“Gathering of Mustangs and Legends, Where World War II airplanes and pilots met again,” Oct. 19 issue). I attended the air show and it was probably the best all-around air show I have visited in a long time. It was well organized and the weather was “air show perfect” …light winds and almost no clouds in the blue sky.
This letter is submitted to communicate our disappointment with the Q&A published on page 38 in the July 6, 2007, General Aviation News titled, “Ask Paul: What’s the best oil for my engine?” One of our customers wrote in to us and complained about the content as this specific column mentioned Amsoil Inc. and did so in quite a negative light.
In regard to your most recent article in the Oct. 5, 2007, edition, “Fosset presumed dead,” I find it interesting that Steve or his aircraft have not been found to this point. There was no ELT activation and he filed no flight plan. I would like to submit that Steve and his aircraft might have decided to head in a north or south direction and depart the pattern to, as they say, “get away.”
I am writing regarding the letter by James Jackson of Carlisle, Ind., “Physicists cause the confusion” in the Oct. 5 issue. Again I had a good hearty chuckle at Mr. Jackson’s response and his apparent obsession with the term “Zero-G.”
Any discussion regarding user fees would appear to require an alternative for those types of airport owners who provide community access but find it impossible to recover costs of airport operation.