AIN Blogs

February 20, 2012 - 7:53pm
R. Randall Padfield

In an informal reader poll conducted on AINonline, readers chose Jack Pelton, the former CEO of Cessna Aircraft, by a margin of 46 percent (89 votes) to be the next FAA Administrator.

February 20, 2012 - 8:34am
Kirby J. Harrison
Trakkabeam A800

The average business aviation trade show is a world of gadgets. Hundreds of them. Some lesser, some greater. Some large, some small. Some serious, and at the same time downright amusing, depending on your perspective. Heli-Expo 2012, held earlier this month in Dallas, had its share of gadgets, and I use that term rather loosely, with a certain poetic license.

February 17, 2012 - 4:55pm
Curt Epstein
Avro Arrow

Next month marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of one of aviation’s great “might-have-beens.” The start of development of an aircraft that became a source of national pride. The start of an aircraft that could have been a world-beater. I’m referring to Canada’s mighty Avro CF-105 Arrow fighter. But an even more recent anniversary looms on Monday: the 53rd anniversary of its death.

February 11, 2012 - 1:30am
Matt Thurber
Sikorsky S-92 Legacy of Heroes tour

A crew of talented pilots and maintenance technicians is having an amazing adventure, flying a new Sikorsky S-92 all over the world to showcase the helicopter’s search-and-rescue capabilities.

February 8, 2012 - 2:29pm
John Goglia

I would bet that I am not the only one involved with aviation who has had emergency evacuations on his mind. Many of us watching the nightmare crash and sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy in January were horrified by the unprofessional approach to evacuating the ship.

February 6, 2012 - 9:24pm
Matt Thurber
Model of Hughes H-1 Racer

Get ready for some serious angst. The FAA reauthorization just passed by the U.S. House and Senate includes specific direction to the FAA regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Elements of the legislation include a Sept.

February 6, 2012 - 12:15pm
Jeff Burger
Myriam Burger in 2004

Every now and then, I go through the voicemails on my office phone and delete the ones I no longer need. I usually end up trashing all of them–with the exception of two that I’ve held onto for years.

February 5, 2012 - 5:58pm
Bill Carey
US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) over coffee at the Mayflower hotel in downtown Washington. Based in Louisville, Ky., site of the UPS Worldport international air hub, the IPA represents 2,650 pilots who fly freight for Big Brown.

February 3, 2012 - 12:57pm
Paul Lowe
Inhofe and Ford discuss Pilots' Bill of Rights

After a run-in with the long arm of FAA enforcers in 2010, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced a “Pilot’s Bill of Rights” in the Senate. The stated purpose of S. 1335 is to provide fairer treatment and more access to information during FAA enforcement actions.

January 31, 2012 - 7:54am
Jennifer Leach English
AIN Blog: Behind the Scenes at Business Jet Traveler, February/March 2012

AIN Publications, AINonlines parent company, publishes Business Jet Traveler and many other magazines, including on-site airshow dailies in seven countries.