Posts made in September, 2011

EAA News – Former Young Eagle Helps Deliver Skylanes to Afghanistan

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via September 16, 2011 – Carl Gustafson is a First Officer with Jet Blue Airways based out of Long Beach, California, a volunteer at Flabob Airport, Riverside, California, and a former Young Eagle. Until recently, perhaps his most significant flight was bringing a JetBlue Embraer E190 into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2008. But this past week Gustafson, 31, and two other pilots ferried three brand new Cessna T182T Turbo Skylanes halfway around the world to Shindand, Afghanistan. What a great story about how a Young Eagle flight could jump start a career in aviation! Tailwind...

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The ATC Privatization Debate?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via NextGen air traffic control improvements are championed by government officials, but one former government official argued through an editorial this week that ATC may fare better in private hands. According to Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, NextGen is “a step in the right direction.” But because it’s being rolled out in stages, he argues it will take too long to implement. The former director cites Canada’s nonprofit corporation NAV Canada and says the answer to a better air traffic system in the U.S. is the...

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Synvis on the iPad?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in "Hangar Flying" | 0 comments

via The iPad has emerged as great tool for pilots. Check out the video link. How has the iPad helped you with your flying?

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