It was good to hear the White House dropped the plan to impose user fees on general aviation and stay with the current tax on tickets and fuel . This will help prevent many more airports from closing. The 5,300 general aviation airports in the U.S. connect with others in the system in a way that the large 22 airports simply cannot by themselves and provides more capacity so that cargo and passengers don’t further clog the class B system. New levies on the already beleaguered aviation industry would have also reduced available jobs. Taxes aren’t the answer to every problem. Thanks go out to the AOPA, EAA, GAMA and others for their persistence and hard work.
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Blue Side Up...On the attitude indicator: Desired attitude for take off, cruise and landing, although all sorts of attitudes prevail in flight. As in life, attitude makes all the difference.
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- There’s a Jet in my Garage
- Honey, I shrunk the Flughafen
- Origin of the Pilot’s Checklist
- Feeling Blue?
- Requiem For A Fighter Pilot
- Tragedy at Reno
- An American Champion
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- Collision Course
- Making it Big
- To Infinity and Beyond
- Not a Good Day to Fly
WilkoDespite numerous misadventures, finally got the commercial license and is enjoying aerobatics. My airmanship, like my golf game, says I can't quit my day job.
- All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.Edmund Burke
I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things. Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
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