FrancoisD, March 27th, 2012
This past weekend saw me hop on a regional jet from Amsterdam to Munich in Germany, to attend the Aerosoft Conference held in the city's wonderful aviation museum, the Flugtwerft. Aerosoft is one of the world's foremost developers and distributors of flight simulation (add-on) software and organizes this conference every year, now for the 10th time already. Although it is not as big and famous as the 'Dutch FS Weekend', it is surely worth visiting. If not for finding out news about the 'hobby' then at least to meet with some of the major companies in the industry and meet with developers and other enthusiasts face to face.
And as I have explained many times before, aviation and flightsimming IS the same for many people. The passion is the same, the goal is pretty much the same too. Read More >>
Ariel Talen-Keller, March 27th, 2012
This year I was able to attend the Women in Aviation International conference in Dallas, Texas. It was an amazing experience for me as Mrs. Alaska U.S. All World Beauties – and great exposure for my platform ‘GirlsFlyToo!’ It was very inspirational for me to meet so many other men and women that see the importance of promoting this platform. ‘GirlsFlyToo’ is so important to the state of Alaska – as we are a mecca of aviation, but this platform draws a much larger national audience. Read More >>
Steve Tupper, July 15th, 2009
CBS Story Screen Grab
CBS Evening News ran a report by Sharyl Attkisson on Monday titled Tiny Airports Get Big Cut of Stimulus Cash. You can check it out at http://tinyurl.com/ltk3dr.
A half-researched and poorly-understood effort by an editorial team that doesn’t understand the subject matter that it’s covering. And doesn't seem to care. And, most disturbingly, it appears not to matter to these folks that the public is likely to take the reporting at face value despite the inaccuracies and innuendo. This is, after all, CBS News. I heard once that Walter Cronkite spent some time there. I could be wrong. Read More >>
AndrewS, July 15th, 2009
Airports are like gardens. If you don't water the plants, clean out the weeds, and avoid walking on the tulips, they will die. Airports need care, and that means they need money to keep them running and safe. There is evidence of this as one airport after another closes. Here is the basic pattern: The airport is neglected, the runways crack, the land becomes an eyesore and the community says "let's build a mall instead." That is why the recent CBS Evening News report that cast a critical eye on stimulus money going to small, general aviation airports was off the mark. Read More >>
A Pilot's Story movie, July 6th, 2009
I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Kevin Knapp, the Mayflower Transit hot air ballon corporate pilot. I was introduced to Kevin through our good friends Col. Joe Kittinger and his lovely wife Sherry.
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AndrewS, April 22nd, 2009
Someone has sent the FAA to film school.
As someone who has spent his career in television production, I can tell you that I was pleasently surprised by the FAA's new runway safety videos. You may have received the dvd from AOPA. I recommend watching it. Not only will the short programs provide you with valuable safety information, they feature excellent aerial video. They are well shot, well written, and well hosted. Read More >>
Evan Krueger, January 21st, 2009
Sorry for not keeping everyone posted about the TSA's public hearing. Due to the nasty weather, slippery roads, and delayed trains, I was not able to make it out to Chicago. I did however write a short essay about the matter and submitted it electronically as a public comment. I am also going to send a letter to my local congressman about the issue. Below is my reasoning why the TSA's Large Aircraft Security Program is a bad thing: Read More >>
Evan Krueger, January 15th, 2009
It’s not very often we have our opinions on government-related things heard. It is even more rare that anything is done about an opinoin. I feel very lucky and excited to be able to share my opinion to not only other people but to express it to people who can do something about it. On Friday morning, I will be heading to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chicago to attend a public hearing regarding the TSA’s new security program for “large aircraft” and the airports that host them. Read More >>
AndrewS, December 22nd, 2008
Ok, it wasn’t so smart for the CEOs of the automakers to fly to Washington on their pricey corporate jets. However, the subsequent backlash about the use of private aviation will end up doing what Congress is trying to avoid: cost jobs. Read More >>
AndrewS, December 22nd, 2008
Following up on my recent post on the Flight Design CT, we take a look at another light sport aircraft, the SportCruiser.
I ventured out to Mid Island Air at Brookhaven Airport (HWV) on Long Island, NY because it now offers the Sportcruiser. The Sportcruiser is one of several LSAs made in the Czech Republic, which is to LSAs like Milwaukee is to Beer. They make a lot of them. Read More >>