Jonas Weil, 65, moved to ski resort haven Aspen, Colo., seven years ago and has since become totally disenchanted with flying to and from home on the airlines. “That industry is like a coat that needs to be turned inside out,” he told AIN. “They’ve forgotten about a person called ‘the customer.’”
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Due to the New York City metro area airspace redesign, the FAA has introduced three new Stars, effective December 27, for Teterboro, La Guardia and Newark Airports. At Teterboro, the Metro Arrival has been replaced by the Jaike Rnav One Arrival, which is an FMS Star. The Korry One Arrival into La Guardia took the place of the Minks Star. And at Newark, the RBV Star has been superseded by the Dylin One Arrival.
Ken Weber, an Astra pilot based at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB), won Atlantic Aviation’s “Top-off=$10,000” drawing at last month’s NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Pilots who topped off their aircraft (with at least 200 gal) at an Atlantic Aviation FBO in the months preceding the convention were eligible for the drawing. The prize was a prepaid $10,000 American Express card, which Weber can use for whatever purchases he wants.
An online poll in New Jersey Monthly magazine has apparently launched the pilots’ jungle telegraph into action. The question posed on the magazine’s Web site reads, “Despite increased air and noise pollution, should small airports such as Teterboro make efforts to renovate and expand if it will bring more money to the local economy?” At press time, 7,753 people had answered, with “yes” votes carrying a 98-percent majority.
Operators needing to hire a ride-along qualified law-enforcement officer to meet one of the special security requirements of flying into Reagan Washington National Airport might want to turn to Jet Professionals. The Teterboro, N.J. company, which provides full- and part-time staff members to corporate flight departments, anticipates recruiting, screening and training 500 qualified officers to be “ready to fly” by the end of the month.
Rifton Aviation, the upstate New York FBO formerly owned and operated by the Bruderhof religious community, has been sold. Located at Stewart International Airport (SWF) in Newburgh, N.Y., the ExxonMobil Avitat facility now operates under the name Supermarine, a sister operation to the FBO of the same name in Santa Monica, Calif.
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