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Future of General Aviation

One of the biggest concerns of pilots across the country right now is the slow decline of General Aviation. The average age of pilots across the nation is now about 49 years old. Has the magic gone out of flying?    Anyone who has experienced the exhilaration of Oshkosh Air Venture would not think so,

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Modernization vs Privatization? How are they connected?

Modernization versus Privatization

During AirVenture there was a lot of talk about how ATC should not be privatized and their theme was “Modernization Not Privatization”.  To me, and a lot of pilots I spoke with, the combination of the two elements was confusing.  The reality is that Modernizing the Air Traffic System has NOTHING to do with Privatizing ATC,

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The Total OSHKOSH Experience

 

Rose Marie’s Oshkosh Experience!

Hey everybody!   I had a great time at AirVenture this year.  I gave a presentation on the History of Air Traffic Control and did 5 book signings during the event.   If you scroll down you’ll see my blog about what went on this week –

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North to the Mile High City

On July 1st I had the pleasure of speaking to the Colorado Pilot’s Association at Front Range Airport east of Denver.  Michael Koscielniak, the Safety coordinator of the group arranged for me to give a FAAST Wings Credit Seminar.  The topics were “Filing ICAO Flight Plans”

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Rose Takes to the Great Lakes States!

 

Rose Takes to the Great Lakes States!

Mid May saw Rose Marie traveling to meet up with a couple of pilot groups in the Great Lakes area of the country during her tour promoting her book “Air to Ground”.   Her extensive knowledge of ATC and aviation weather offers pilots a plethora of information upon which to draw.

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Please Leave an Amazon Review!

Many who read my posts have purchased books either at an event, on this website or through Amazon.  I would like to request that if you ordered through Amazon, please take a few minutes to go back to the order page and leave a review – good or bad –

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Regional Pilot Attitudes

I have worked as an air traffic controller and pilot briefer in most parts of the continental United States and each area has its charms and its challenges.  There are truisms about the pilots who fly small private aircraft in each area, for instance,

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I Want This Job!

 

I was helping someone file a flight plan the other day and the pilot said he wanted to go here.  Here?  No, HEERE.  That struck me funny for some reason – pilot’s flying HEERE or THERE.  So I casually started looking at fixes used in flight plans and noticed that some names of waypoints,

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Kevin speaks on Facebook!

   Thank you Kevin Cavanaugh for great feedback and for being a friend and colleague.  Enjoy the book!

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Air to Ground Gains Acclaim

Rose’s book Air to Ground is already engendering a lot of commentary from the pilot community.  Click here to see what pilots think about it.

If you’ve read it, leave us a comment!

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