EDITORIAL. AVweb Executive Editor Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside has been watching the week's events unfold from a hotel room in Las Vegas, stranded until Friday evening by the grounding of general aviation. He's had plenty of time to watch and learn from the actions of the federal government since Tuesday, to speak with industry observers, government employees, airline pilots and others with insight into what happened to U.S. civilian aviation last week. He's also had the time to write an open letter to Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta as well as offer some thoughts on the coming weeks for the rest of us in this AVweb editorial.

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