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  • Happy Birthday!

    - Thursday May 18, 2006
    OK, I will begin today's blog by saying it is my birthday. And let's just say it is a milestone one. My co-workers were gracious enough to decorate my office with black balloons, R.I.P. signs, and an inflatable cane that reads "Tease me about my age and...
  • You Know the Industry is Hurting When…

    - Tuesday May 16, 2006
    One could look at it as a damage control move. In a public statement released on May 12, an aviation business said that its unionized employees were on strike effective at 12 noon. The company said that it had been negotiating with the union with "a...
  • TSA Could Learn From Pete Correll

    - Monday May 15, 2006
    Businesses are told in a blue zillion ways that they should—must—protect workers from injury on the job. (When I worked in the FBO side of the industry, they gave us an OSHA manual that was thicker than a teenaged boy’s collection...
  • Lessons Learned - 'United 93'

    - Thursday May 11, 2006
    It's about a war and a system challenge The nation, it seems, is split: those who remember 9/11 and the reasons we are in a war on terrorists; and, those want to forget it ever happened, recall our troops, and put our collective head back into the sand...
  • Final Exams are Over!

    - Tuesday May 9, 2006
    Well it's over! I just completed my first online college course at Eastern New Mexico University Roswell (ENMUR). Time sure has flown by! It seems like just yesterday that I was signing up for the course. Now, I have my first online college credit hours...
  • The Times They Are A-Changin

    - Monday May 8, 2006
    As Bob Dylan wrote in 1964, the times they are a-changin', especially in aviation. I can't remember when there has been a more exciting time to be alive and watching our industry. True, the future is a great unknown, and some of the possibilities...
  • More from AAAE in San Diego ...

    - Thursday May 4, 2006
    FAA Administrator Marion Blakey says the ultimate goal is a "robust AIP (Airport Improvement Program);" the proposed cuts to AIP for FY07 are themselves robust. Talking to airports here at the annual meeting of the American Association of Airport...
  • The Coca Cola Mistake -- Not Listening to its Customers

    - Monday May 1, 2006
    On the trip back from last week's MRO show in Phoenix, I was watching The History Channel on Frontier Airlines' in-flight programming. The show was talking about the history of Coca Cola and Pepsi. It talked about how both companies evolved and grew. Part...
  • Oil & The Free Market

    - Monday May 1, 2006
    "Hark! Hark! The dogs do bark, The beggars are coming to town." That was the beginning of a Mother Goose rhyme during 16th century England. Methinks it applies today. Then, the English homeless were begging for food. Today, the beggars want the...
  • A Nice-Guy Legend is Gone

    - Monday April 24, 2006
    "Damn. Just damn." That was one of many heartfelt and appropriate comments posted on AVSIG, world's oldest aviation online forum, after legendary pilot Scott Crossfield died in an airplane accident last week. This blog will not join the many who try...