You Can't Put a Label on EAA »

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. More

Fuel: The Money You Save And The Price We'll Pay? »

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. More

Eliminate This! »

Not many AVweb readers have delusions of grandeur. Well, maybe you do, but last month in Brainteaser #181/a>, when we invited you to tell us what you'd do if you were the FAA chief, no one said they'd "eliminate all regs" or "give myself a certificate with all aircraft categories and classes." Here's what you did say. More

Wanted: A Methodical Means to Close Towers »

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. More

Dumbfounded »

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. More

To Multi Or Not To Multi »

That was the question we posed last month. Is it nobler in the minds of pilots to fly on multiple engines or forsake one throttle and -- by opposing the multi-engine fetish -- declare, "One sound power source is good enough for me!" Here now are the results of our single v. multi-engine poll. More

Forty-Seven Years In Aviation: A Memoir; Chapter 16: Books, Helicopters, and Gliders »

After time in Korea, Richard Taylor re-entered civilian life with many duties: teaching at OSU, writing books, shuttling students and staff in the university's Air Transportation Service in T-Bones and Diesel-3s, learning to fly helicopters and sailplanes. And for good measure, he added time in the Army National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. Click here to read the 16th chapter. More

Forty-Seven Years In Aviation: A Memoir; Chapter 15: A Year In Korea, Then Back To OSU »

The USS Pueblo incident near North Korea inspired a show of force requiring many reservists, including Richard Taylor, to drop what they were doing (teaching, in Richard's case) and head off to Korea. Along the way, he got to do a little bit of flying and practicing water landings with a parachute. Back in the States after a year, Richard went back to the classroom, but also flew the Ohio Army National Guard's Bird Dog and Beaver. Click here to read the 15th chapter. More