As I approached untowered Booneville (AR) Municipal Airport, I announced on CTAF. This was the exchange:
Me: Skylane 123 entering left downwind, runway 27 Booneville.
Unicom: Roger, Skylane 123, Wind is calm. Sklane 123, your rotating beacon is not working. Wait ... yes it is. No it's not. Yes it is....
Me: Roger, thanks.
This week, AVweb wants to know what you think about the use of biometrics in the fight against terror. A bill intended to fight terrorism is making its way through the halls of legislation and may soon introduce biometric parameters to pilot certificates. What about mechanics? PLUS: Final tallies for last week's question about the hours you logged in 2004.
Trouble can come from an air traffic controller who, like AVweb's Don Brown, is conscious of all the ways things can go wrong and keeps bothering his supervisors about them. Trouble can also come from a radar system that, apparently, ignores the very traffic a controller (and other pilots) want to see. Don explains all in this month's Say Again? column.