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  • FOD Caused Cracked Windshields

    - Wednesday May 9, 2007
    On February 16, numerous freak incidents of cracked aircraft windshields at Denver International Airport were reported. The cracked windshields were on 14 aircraft of various aircraft type operated by three different carriers. Six aircraft experienced the...
  • Big Honkin Idiots

    - Tuesday May 8, 2007
    To say the residents of Greensburg, Kansas have had a rough week is an understatement. The town was practically obliterated by an F-5 tornado about 1.7 miles wide last Friday night. That was one big honkin tornado (according to Mike Rowe, "Honkin is...
  • Ties To Past Heroes

    - Thursday May 3, 2007
    Recently super pilot Randy Sohn sent me to a web site which described in photos and words a trip Kent Wien took with his father Merrill over some beautiful scenery in the American west. The site was fascinating, the photos beautiful, the aircraft was a...
  • Let the Airport Beware ...

    - Monday April 30, 2007
    ... well, that might be one interpretation of a Government Accountability Office (www.gao.gov)  report issued Friday on the good and bad for airports related to the oncoming Airbus A-380. The questions related to the A-380 are many...
  • Farewell Deanna

    - Monday April 30, 2007
    It is with a sad heart that I share that AMT's former associate publisher Deanna Haraldson passed away on Saturday, April 28 after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was 39. Deanna was passionate about the aircraft maintenance industry and...
  • I Am Astounded

    - Thursday April 26, 2007
    We are losing one of aviation’s good guys. Long-time Cessna Regional Manager Jim Hackman is retiring. But that’s not why I’m astounded. Jim has been a good friend for years, and I’ve certainly benefited from the friendship...
  • 5.5 Million Rivets!

    - Wednesday April 25, 2007
    Is I mentioned in my last blog, Danny Faupel (AMT associate publisher) and I were in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week attending the AERO 2007 general aviation trade show. I am now back in Wisconsin and have re-adjusted to central standard...
  • Greed Joins Green

    - Thursday April 19, 2007
    By golly, I finally—and for the first time—believe the "green" movement is gonna amount to something. This revelation came a couple of weeks ago, at the city library, where one couldn’t help but notice that the business...
  • AERO Friedrichshafen

    - Thursday April 19, 2007
    Greetings from Friedrichshafen, Germany. Our associate publisher Danny Faupel and I are attending AERO Friedrichshafen, the largest general aviation trade show in Europe. We have adjusted to the time change and are getting ready for an exciting day of...
  • A Serious Discussion on Aviation Funding ...

    - Monday April 16, 2007
    ... should include a serious discussion about funding – in the general media, that is. On Sunday, Yahoo! was pushing an Associated Press article with a San Francisco dateline entitled, “Traveler taxes awarded to small airports.†In sum...