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  • What's in Your Wallet?

    - Wednesday December 20, 2006
    What's in your wallet? An AMTSociety membership card? AMTSociety is having a membership drive that offers first-time members the opportunity to join for $9.99 for the first year. As AMTSociety director, Greg Napert has formed the foundation for...
  • Captain Langford's Last Flight

    - Wednesday December 20, 2006
    Don Langford, FedEx Captain, will fly his last flight on Christmas Day. After that, he turns 60, and will be deemed unfit to fly as an airline pilot in this country. I have known Don since he was fighting to become an airline pilot. He is the only person...
  • Much Ado About Airline Mergers ...

    - Monday December 18, 2006
    … or, what keeps airport directors awake at night.   Just a few short months ago, U.S. airline industry analysts were confident that mergers were not in the immediate offing. In fact, it seemed the only airline exec talking mergers was...
  • A Time to Kill

    - Wednesday December 13, 2006
    So, you just finished getting the last of your troublesome "hangar queens" out the door, and you and your fellow mechanics want to celebrate. What do you do? Why, you sacrifice a camel on the airport tarmac of course.  At least that's what a group ot...
  • Continuity Means Survival

    - Wednesday December 6, 2006
    I spoke on Tuesday, December 5, for the fourth annual continuity conference of State Street Corporation in Quincy, MA. I first met these people when speaking for New England Disaster Recovery Exchange (NEDRIX) in past years. Continuity—in this...
  • Three Airports in Three Days ...

    - Wednesday December 6, 2006
    … and three examples of airports that are experiencing significant growth.  At Dulles International Airport in Washington, the Dulles Jet Center held a grand opening last week of the third fixed based operation at IAD, joining Signature...
  • Maintenance Career -- Yes or No?

    - Wednesday December 6, 2006
    In my last blog, I discussed being at the Future of Aviation Maintenance conference in Virginia Beach. Topics being discussed included what changes to Part 147 (if any) are needed and how we can attract new blood into the industry. I asked readers for...
  • Future of Aircraft Maintenance?

    - Thursday November 30, 2006
    I am writing today’s blog from Virginia Beach where I am attending the “Future of Aviation Maintenance†symposium. The conference is being held to discuss the gap between what skills the industry feels an ideal aircraft mechanic should...
  • Business Telephony 101

    - Thursday November 30, 2006
    Wife Gail and I are living in the midst of total chaos. We decided to move from Huntsville, AL, to Asheville, NC, to be closer to her parents. We figured this would be a leisurely process of some months. The real estate lady said it typically takes...
  • Black Monday in Alabama

    - Tuesday November 21, 2006
    Yesterday — Monday — was a bad day in Huntsville, AL, where I live. You probably read about it. A school bus with about 45 teen students aboard plunged off of the interstate and fell 30 feet nose first. To date, there are three fatalities...