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  • What To Do?

    - Wednesday October 3, 2007
    Our airways seem to be overcrowded and much delayed. There is a great weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. What will we do? Marion Blakey, just before she left her job as FAA administrator, wanted airlines to quit scheduling so many flights...
  • At the ACI-NA Show in Kansas City ...

    - Tuesday October 2, 2007
    ... DOT Secretary Mary Peters calls for a revolution ... incoming chair Randy Walker talks NBAA ... and a thought from Mr. Air Traffic Control. DOT Secretary Peters told airports meeting here for the annual convention of the Airports Council...
  • NBAA's Social Side

    - Thursday September 27, 2007
    NBAA’s annual meeting and convention is one of the most commercial events in aviation. Millions of dollars are spent on the trade show by attendees and exhibitors. But the show also has a social side. I always run into people I’ve known...
  • User Fees

    - Thursday September 27, 2007
    This morning is the last day of NBAA. It has been an exciting show. There are tens of thousands of attendees walking the aisles of the Atlanta convention center, seeing all the latest business aviation products and services. As expected, the hot topic...
  • At NBAA 2007, Some Questions About Location ...

    - Tuesday September 25, 2007
    ... amid another robust business aviation annual convention. The National Business Aviation Association’s annual show is like a steam engine with a never-ending supply of steam, it seems. Some projections say this year’s event could...
  • It is happening...

    - Thursday September 20, 2007
    It really is beginning to come true. The first promise of the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) was that people could fly it without a medical. That hasn’t actually happened yet on a widespread basis, mostly, as I see it, because of the insurance...
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing

    - Thursday September 20, 2007
    I just got an alert from an aviation association urging me to call my member of Congress "as soon as possible" and ask that they oppose the Poe amendment when it comes up for debate today. Here is the text of the alert: OPPOSE POE AMENDMENT TO SHUT DOWN...
  • See You at NBAA

    - Thursday September 20, 2007
    The AMT staff will be in Atlanta, Georgia next week covering the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) annual conference and trade show. If you are going to be at the show, be sure to stop by the Cygnus Business Media booth (5426) and visit...
  • The House Moves, Senate Is Next ...

    - Wednesday September 19, 2007
    ... in the reauthorization drama on Capitol Hill. This week the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee approved its version of FAA and aviation system reauthorization – HR. 2881. If anyone doubts the clout of general aviation groups, particularly the...
  • This Sounds Familiar

    - Thursday September 13, 2007
    According to the FAA—thanks to AVSIG friend Capn. Randy Sohn for sending me this info—on February 1, 2009, the International Cospas-Sarsat Organization (U.S. included) will "terminate processing signals emitted by 121.5 MHz Emergency Locator...