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  • Sssh—They Might Find Us

    - Thursday May 31, 2007
    Gail and I bought a house today for the first time in 24 years. It was a nightmare. You should have seen the amount of paper we had to sign, swear to, and abide by. I swear we had to agree to pay fees on top of fees for one thing after another. We dotted...
  • Expanding Role for TSA

    - Thursday May 31, 2007
    I am in Massachusetts today for an article interview and photo shoot. As I was driving to the airport yesterday, I was listening to the radio and couldn't believe what I heard. A news story mentioned that some TSA agents would be transferred to cover...
  • That's My Boy!

    - Thursday May 24, 2007
    You no doubt know of the huge treasure trove of coins discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration and brought back to the States. My youngest, Brett, is an Odyssey employee. As a side scan sonar technician/operator, he searches for such treasures from...
  • Happy AMT Day!

    - Thursday May 24, 2007
    Happy AMT Day! Today, May 24, is the birth date of Charles E. Taylor, the man who designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Flyer into the history books. He is recognized as the first aircraft mechanic. Here's to Charles Taylor, for if it...
  • At the Economics & Finance Conference ...

    - Tuesday May 22, 2007
    ... this week in Phoenix, a side discussion turned to the proposed privatization of Chicago’s Midway Airport, which had also been highlighted at one of the sessions. The conference is hosted annually by Airports Council International – North...
  • Celebrate AMT Day on May 24

    - Tuesday May 22, 2007
    This Thursday, May 24 is AMT Day. May 24 is the birth date of Charles E. Taylor, the man who designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Flyer into history. It is an opportunity to remember aircraft maintenance professionals that came before us...
  • Avgas — Here To Stay?

    - Thursday May 17, 2007
    Please don’t ask me from whence came the info on which I base my suspicions, but I wonder about the future of avgas. Some very knowledgeable folks (who wish to remain anonymous) say that avgas will die a not-so-slow death. The arguments are...
  • Angry Airline Employees

    - Thursday May 17, 2007
    If you have been paying attention to industry news lately, you probably noticed quite a few topics on the growing anger amongst airline employees. US Airways CEO Doug Parker says the labor issue is worsening across the industry. United Airlines CEO Glen...
  • ACI-NA Kicks Off the Passenger First Commitment (PFC) Campaign ...

    - Wednesday May 16, 2007
    ... in its effort to convince Congress to lift the $4.50 cap on passenger facility charges (PFCs). In an online media event this week, the association that represents commercial airports and authorities reiterated its position that maintaining the $4.50...
  • Fair's Fair

    - Thursday May 10, 2007
    Okay. I’ve cussed the airlines off and on for nigh on to 20 years (before that they were pretty good), now it’s time to say something nice. Oddly, the trip started off pretty badly. I was scheduled to depart Asheville, NC (AVL), at 8:29...