FOR SOME IN MAINE
talked to an outraged Steve Kahn about his "use tax" bill
from the state of Maine more than three years ago, and he vowed to fight
it. With some help from AOPA, Kahn won his case and will get his money
back, plus interest. But Kahn says Maine is a bigger loser than that in
this messiness, and he spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles.
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The title usually goes to another man, but Ed
Lovick was the first radar signature reduction expert brought in by
Kelly Johnson's Skunk Works. In his 32 years there, he proved
instrumental in the success of the A12, a predecessor to the SR71
Blackbird, and his achievements on the F117 Nighthawk may have yet to be
surpassed. AVweb's Glenn Pew spoke with Lovick, now in his
nineties, about his life's work.
Lovick's web site is EdLovick.com.
His book, Radar Man, is available
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CHURCH, NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
been in the news a lot over the last few weeks, with multiple reports of
controllers caught napping while working alone on overnight shifts.
NATCA spokesman Doug Church spoke with AVweb's Mary Grady
about the issues, the FAA reaction, and what needs to be done next.
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