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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit


  • Flying Stories for 14 Jan 2011

    Here are some stories I found this week that you might like: An argument for the use of business aircraft: short-haul airline flying declines. This is a Dallas News article citing the decline in airline short-haul flying – even by the leader in that type of operation, Southwest Airlines. This seems to me to be…

  • We Need to Watch Out for Ourselves

    It seems that these days we keep paying more and more to our government and in return we receive less and less.  Air traffic control centers are being consolidated and still controllers are in short supply with training going on constantly in most facilities. Flight Service stations are now operated by a government contractor and…