Archives: Columns

Drug Half-Life – Why It Matters

by Dr. John W. Beasley, MD – Airmen Medical Examiner Professor Emeritus and Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine University of Wisconsin – Madison If you take a drug, how long does it last in your system? I have one … Continue reading

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Getting The Lead Out

by Craig Fuller, President & CEO, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Just about every pilot I meet has questions about the future of avgas, and I believe it’s important for the entire GA community to stay on top of this … Continue reading

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Statewide Aviation Coalition Holds Great Promise!

by Bill Blake – AOPA Great Lakes Regional Representative I really enjoyed participating in a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Aviation Conference held at Waukesha, Wisconsin in May (2010) with other national and state aviation association representatives on promoting aviation. Programs … Continue reading

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NTSB Adds Aircraft Accident/Incident Notification & Reporting Requirements

by Greg Reigel – Attorney At Law On January 7, 2010, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a Final Rule amending its regulations concerning notification and reporting requirements for aircraft accidents or incidents. The Final Rule codifies the amendments … Continue reading

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Good Things Happening In Aviation… Be Proud & Enjoy!

by Dave Weiman Just when I hear someone talking about the decrease in pilot numbers, I am reminded of all of the good efforts being made by individuals like you, aviation groups, businesses and airports to promote aviation. There is … Continue reading

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Aerobatic Training Can Make You A Better & Safer Pilot

by Michael C. Love When pilots think about aerobatics, quite often images of Sean D. Tucker or Patty Wagstaff tossing their planes around the sky at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. come to mind. We have the vision of a … Continue reading

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Sport Pilot Rule Changes Finally Take Effect… Generally Positive Results Are Good News!

Five and a half years after the Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft rules went into effect, giving birth to a new movement in general aviation, the first changes to these rules took effect on April 2, 2010. Taken together, the rule-making … Continue reading

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The Light Sport Repairman: A Story of Alchemy & The Peanut

Since the advent of the Light Sport rules in 2004, many have benefited from its versatility. Sadly, others believe it is limited by a lack of commercial opportunity, but to quote George Washington Carver, “Fall in love with the peanut … Continue reading

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What Is NextGen & What Does It Mean To Me?

Aviation uses many acronyms and shorthand expressions. One of the newest is “NextGen,” which refers to the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System. NextGen is a wide-ranging transformation of the National Airspace System (NAS) from a ground-based radar air traffic … Continue reading

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What is a ferry permit, and why would anyone want/need one?

Send questions to Pete.Harriet@gmail.com Q: What is a ferry permit, and why would anyone want/need one? A: A ferry permit is issued by the FAA, and gives permission (usually one time) for a flight to occur in an airplane, which … Continue reading

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