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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday November 21, 2013
    It’s hard to imagine we are already entering the holiday season. The reality of 2013 rapidly slipping by has set in and here in the upper Midwest this means cold weather, snow, and wind; yes winter time. Small country airports around the region may...
  • 70 Years Strong

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    I recently attended ADMA’s 2013 Annual Conference, a gathering of some 50 general aviation distributors and manufacturing companies. Represented were manufacturers of both OEM and PMA parts, and part distributors both large and small. This year ADMA...
  • Lessons From The Geese

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday October 30, 2013
    Living in the upper Midwest this time of year heads often turn skyward to watch flocks of geese headed south for the winter. Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Cirrus Aircraft Partner Symposium where Cirrus maintenance and service...
  • Join the Leaders

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday October 17, 2013
    With the government shutdown officially over, the gathering of associations at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention will be a format to emphasize the importance of aviation. As Ed Bolen said today, “We welcome this agreement for ending the...
  • Government Shutdown

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday October 10, 2013
    Well into week two of the federal government’s shutdown in this country, aviation industry groups are hard at work attempting to convince regulators of the shutdown’s negative impact to our industry. Or as one report I read puts it, it’s not...
  • Have You Found Your Replacement?

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday September 26, 2013
    Last weekend, I attended a retirement gathering for a friend with whom I attended aircraft maintenance school decades ago. Eight of us who all attended school at the same time were there. Some I hadn’t seen since, while others I see from time to time...
  • A New Face within the Pages of AMT

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday September 12, 2013
    Cygnus Business Media is very pleased to have Karen Berg join our staff as associate publisher of Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Airport Business magazines, as well as our website AviationPros.com . Like me, Karen comes to Cygnus from the...
  • Does Social Media Help or Hinder an Investigation?

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday August 28, 2013
    I was sent a link to a recent Wall Street Journal article titled, Friction Escalates in Air Crash Probe relating to the July 22 landing accident of a Southwest Airlines jet at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The article spoke about growing tension...
  • Unmanned Aircraft

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday August 15, 2013
    The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) held its AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2013 conference the week of August 12 in Washington, D.C. Numerous leaders in this segment provided updates on civilian, government, and military use of...
  • KidVenture

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday July 25, 2013
    How often do we hear the phrase… where will the next generation of aviation professionals come from, or how do we inspire aviation interest in today’s youth? This topic of discussion and concern is heard throughout the aviation industry. How do...