AIN Blogs

June 25, 2012 - 11:46am
Matt Thurber

There is only a little time left to comment on a petition for exemption from the third-class medical requirement for pilots flying recreationally. The exemption petition was submitted to the FAA by the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the comment period closes on July 2. As of June 25, there were more than 3,300 comments, but the more comments received, the more the FAA might pay attention.

June 18, 2012 - 6:31am
David A. Lombardo
David Lombardo first flight

Saturday was a nice day in Chicago. The temperature and humidity belied what should normally have been the front end of the hot, Midwest summer season. It was simply beautiful and BC, my two-year-old Harley Fat Boy, was projecting a subconscious message to me, “Let’s go ride, writer-boy.”

June 14, 2012 - 6:18am
Nigel Moll
Warren Buffett

Like most professionals of advancing years, I get fairly inundated with offers of newsletters from financial advisors and stock pickers. One of them is Stephen Leeb’s The Cash Cow.

June 8, 2012 - 3:23pm
Gregory Polek
Delta Connection CRJ200

The scope clause language in the tentative settlement reached between the Air Line Pilots Association and Delta Air Lines in May at first looked like a positive development for all involved.

June 6, 2012 - 12:13am
Bill Carey
Rockwell Collins chairman, president and CEO Clayton M. Jones

Rockwell Collins CEO Clay Jones may not be a pessimist when it comes to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). But the leader of one of the world’s major avionics manufacturers is not brimming with optimism either.

June 1, 2012 - 3:22pm
Paul Lowe
Security lines at Orlando

Florida congressman John Mica is still tilting at the Transportation Security Administration’s windmills, but time may be fleeting.

May 31, 2012 - 10:39pm
John Goglia

Stress is all around us these days. Probably nowhere more so than in the pack ’em in, move ’em out world that travel by air has become–at least for those unfortunate enough not to have access to their own aircraft or private charter.

May 31, 2012 - 11:28am
Jennifer Leach English
BJT June/July 2012

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a slave to lists. I have to-do lists all over my apartment and all over my desk, and I rarely leave home to run any sort of errand without a list in hand. My current system involves taking a few minutes at the end of each day to reconcile all of my lists with one master list—and then I start over the next morning.

May 30, 2012 - 3:34pm
Jeff Burger
Here's how rock stars used to travel–or so it seemed.

My relationship with rock and roll—which began when I was in grade school and watching American Bandstand in the 1950s—deepened in the next decade as the music and I hit our teenage years. I started collecting records, attending lots of concerts and eventually writing about popular music for magazines and newspapers. I loved the sounds of rock and—being a typically rebellious teenager—I also loved the attitude.

May 30, 2012 - 11:45am
Curt Epstein
The passenger terminal and control tower at Floyd Bennett Field, NYC's first municipal airport

Quick, what was New York City’s first municipal airport? If you answered Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, give yourself a pat on the back as not many people would know that. Fewer still appreciate the patina that the former airport, located at the southernmost tip of Flatbush Avenue, has accumulated over the past 80 years. As a teen I lived less than a mile from the site, and I scarcely knew anything about it.

 
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