BIRTHDAY, AVIATION AND THE DC-3 Most of us can
remember clearly what happened to us 32 years ago, and we've seen a lot
in that time, there's no doubt. Consider that it was 32 years to the day
between the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk and the first
flight of the DC-3 in Santa Monica. Both occured on December 17, and
DC-3 owner Dan Gryder spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles about
the impact of arguably the most important airplane in history on its
FLIGHT PLANNING PATENT FALLOUT BEGINS When we first heard of
FlightPrep's successful patent of online flight planning a year ago, we
figured it would eventually be big news. It's now gathering some
interest, and on Tuesday RunwayFinder announced it was shutting down its
site because of a patent infringement lawsuit filed by FlightPrep.
AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with FlightPrep general manager Ross
Neher on Monday, before RunwayFinder pulled the pin, about how his
company hopes to work with the GA community to make this uncharted
(sorry) territory navigable.