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Ignorance is . . . well, ignorance

, July 15th, 2009

 

CBS Story Screen Grab

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 >>

CBS News Airport Story Misses the Mark

, 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” discovers the Magical World of Lighter than Air Flight

, 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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Precision Aerobatics with the AeroShell Team

, July 6th, 2009

Tupper in AeroShell Formation

Ah, this summer gets better and better!  First the formation photo flight with Billy Werth at the Indianapolis Air Show.  And now, full-up formation aerobatics with some of the masters of the craft, the AeroShell Team. Read More >>