You Can't Put a Label on EAA By Jack Pelton None of us want to be labeled. Yes, we all have our professional skills, our favorite activities, personal beliefs, and attitudes about everything from what we eat to where we live. But slap a label on us, and we are confined. A label puts one in a pigeonhole unable to grow and change and, well, experiment.
Fuel: The Money You Save And The Price We'll Pay? By Glenn Pew Tecnam USA CEO Phil Solomon thinks he sees the beginnings of a problem for general aviation, and we may all be a part of it. Solomon believes he's watching a transformation take place in aviation. It's starting at the grass roots level and extending all the way to the FAA. And each level plays off the other for an overall negative effect. As Solomon describes it, this transformation begins with the desire for lower fuel costs but ends as a long term detrimental impact on general aviation. After hearing his concerns and experiences we went out in the world to learn if, or how, other people were affected. This is what we found.
Wanted: A Methodical Means to Close Towers By Jason Blair Guest editorial by Jason Blair. As the government's budget sequestration gains steam, the FAA is expected to announce which control tower might close as a result, perhaps as early as today. Discussion on this topic has produced plenty of opinions, some valid and some best characterized as fear mongering, in my view.
Dumbfounded By Paul Berge So many dumb things happen in aviation every day. Good things too, of course. But today, we're talking about dumb things. That is, you -- dear readers -- are talking about dumb things. In Brainteaser #178, we invited you tell us the dumbest things you've encountered in aviation, and here are your complaints.
Take A Flying Vacation By Paul Berge In Brainteaser Quiz #171, we asked, "Where would you go for the perfect fantasy vacation, and in what aircraft?" Over 120 AVweb readers responded, and we have the results.