Last week, we decided to put on an impromptu beauty contest among the
new breed of very light jets/personal jets/sport little fast-moving
numbers that we all wish we could stock a hangar with.
The results were tremendous, bringing in enough traffic to
temporarily break our polling module on Tuesday afternoon.
Fortunately, our server team was able to decode the mangled results and
get us back up and running in short order.
Cornering one in every four votes, the Diamond D-Jet took home the
silver tiara in our pageant. Cirrus's hot new The-Jet was a close
runner-up, barely edging out ATG's Javelin, the HondaJet, and the Cessna
Mustang for the honor.
A complete breakdown of the responses can be viewed
here. (You may be asked to register and answer, if you haven't already.)
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION ***
Given the Lockheed Martin-run Flight Service Stations'
modernization snafus, long telephone holding times, and the erosion of
specialists' knowledge of local areas due to facility consolidation, one
AVweb reader has suggested that the FAA should just shut down FSS
completely since DUATS provides the same service.
Should the FAA eliminate FSS and require pilots to obtain flight
briefings and file flight plans via the computer-based DUATS system?
Click here to answer.
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