Warren Morningstar Archive

It’s a system

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The airline complaint — propagated by NBC and USA Today — that airline passengers pay something towards general aviation airports, obscures what has been transportation tax policy for at least half a century. The federal government helps build a system connecting all parts of the nation, and users are taxed for the whole system, not just the part they use. More in this video blog.

Taking a tumble

Monday, September 14th, 2009

You might remember from your training that your attitude indicator can tumble if the aircraft pitch angle exceeds the gyro’s limits. What does that look like and why should you care? We take a look in this video blog.