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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Airlines Raise Prices

    - Monday April 17, 2006
    Perhaps the biggest news in aviation last week slipped by with but little notice. It was the big story, front page and center of USA Today on Wednesday, April 12: "Airlines raise base fares sharply, still fill planes." Everybody shout Hallelujah! Why...
  • User Fees & Toilets

    - Monday April 10, 2006
    Aviation user fees? Hell, no! I believe users should pay their fair share. The guvmint says the FAA needs more money and therefore we need more user fees. It sounds so reasonable that I was beginning to agree. Then I got to thinking about it...
  • Prize as Motivator

    - Monday April 3, 2006
    It can be an incentive for alternative fuel usage... The big prize harnesses the free market subsidies work against the market. So, can you guess which tool our guvmint uses to promote alternative fuels? The big prize has changed the history of...