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  • 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...
  • Budget Debate Heats Up as Airports Meet

    - Monday April 24, 2006
    SAN DIEGO -- Money, money, money  that's what is on the minds of airports and aviation these days. The Bush Administration is calling for more than $700 million in cuts from the authorized level for the Airport Improvement Program for FY07, which...
  • Whatever Happened to Common Sense?

    - Friday April 21, 2006
    Is it just me, or is the whole airline situation just plain crazy? For years, we have been hearing of airline losses in the millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars each time a financial report comes out. Southwest and JetBlue were the only airlines...