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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.
matter how hard we try to avoid being labeled, others will insist. And
that's an issue I see for us EAAers. The aviation world has put a label
on EAA and many have stuck us in that pigeonhole, and that is something
we can't allow to happen.
EAA was founded 60 years ago by people
who wanted to build their own airplanes. The very first homebuilts were
air racers and aerobatic airplanes, even though we called it acrobatics
back then. They were single-seaters with a very limited
But almost immediately Steve Wittman designed the
Tailwind, an adaptation of his famous racing airplanes. The Tailwind
could carry a passenger, so among its many capabilities was the option
for speedy travel. Suddenly EAA was expanding from single-purpose
homebuilts into personal air travel. And the EAA expansion continues to
...So what is EAA?
here to read the full article. More...
PELTON TALKS EAA AFTER HIGHTOWER
Russ Niles interviewed EAA
interim president Jack Pelton about the direction of the
association following the resignation of Rod Hightower. According to
Pelton, EAA is "the only true association out there that truly
represents all aspects of general aviation and recreational flying."
This is how he thinks that association should behave. More...
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Properly managing risk is
essential to successfully pursuing life's more exciting adventures.
Activities such as scuba diving, downhill skiing, motorcycling,
mountaineering and, of course, flying, all entail elements of risk which
we must consider and manage if the thrills we seek are to be experienced
more than once. But risk management often is poorly understood: While
most people believe themselves to be prudent, the reality is large risks
are often ignored and minor dangers grossly exaggerated. In general
aviation, our inability to assess risk properly is evidenced by the
number of weather-related accidents consistently gracing NTSB logs, even
in the face of widely available near-real-time meteorological data on
the ground and in the cockpit. Given the proliferation of automated
weather data in recent years, the opposite should be
Automated weather first came on the scene in the late
1980s and readers might remember a raging debate about human versus
mechanical observers. That debate seems silly in retrospect, but a more
immediate concern is that pilots seem unwilling or unable to process and
assess accurate weather data, no matter the source. We shouldn't be
concerned about the automated systems' accuracy but with our apparent
willingness to ignore automated, real-time weather observations and/or
misinterpret forecasts. Perhaps a reasonable explanation is automated
weather reports are sometimes disregarded because the technology is
still mistrusted. With that in mind, a brief history of automated
weather observing systems is in order, along with a primer on how to use
here to read the full article. More...
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THINK FLYING'S TOO EXPENSIVE? LISTEN HERE BEFORE YOU
Just back from Europe and tamping down jet lag,
correspondent Paul Bertorelli recorded this podcast with
fliegermagazin's Thomas Borchert during the Aero show in
Friedrichshafen. Before you complain about user fees or regulations in
the U.S., listen to what Thomas has to say about flying in Europe. Yet
still, pilots there persevere, $13 dollar avgas and approach fees be
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