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Maintenance Forum with Mr. Peter G. Conner: An A&P for 33 years and an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative for Maintenance since 1986. Peter is the owner/operator of a busy maintenance shop in Plymouth MA providing a wide variety of general aviation aircraft repairs. The forum is a platform for the discussion of topics such as: Powerplants, Airframes, Fabric Finish, A/C Docs, Fuel Systems and more...

Aerobatics/Soaring with Dr. Guenther Eichhorn: a GA pilot and a certified flight instructor, flying competition aerobatics and soaring with Single, Multi-engine Land and Sea and Glider ratings. The forum provides Aerobatics and Soaring information on a range of related topics.

GPS with Frederic Lee who's logged over 16,000 hours ranging from taildragges to turbines. Fred provides Training and Insurance checkouts on 55 different makes and models of fixed wing aircraft and offers Intensive Flight Training for Private, Instrument, Commercial, Multi and CFIs. Fred serves as a Director of Operations of a FAR 135 Certificate holder and teaches Ground School for a major 135 operator in CT.

Safety Forum with Mr. Tony Hirsch: A pilot since 1959, Tony is a financial and insurance consultant in Columbus, Ohio and a part-time flight instructor. Tony has participated in Air Force AIS investigations, airline and general aviation crash investigations and has been an aviation insurance risk manager for over 35 years. He is a CFI with single, multi, and instrument ratings, and has logged over 4,800 total flight hours. Tony founded the International Aviation Theft Bureau and was a member of several FAA task force committees including the National Airspace Review, and served on the NBAA Airspace and Air Traffic Control committee.

Aviation Medicine (archive) with Dr. Stephen W. Roberts, M.D. an Airman Medical Examiner specializing in helping pilots with a history of health problems, take the proper steps through the FAA in Oklahoma City, to regain and keep their medical certificates.

General Aviation (archive) with Mr. Joe Benkert: a fully rated pilot with over 19 thousand hours, a published author, provides expert advice on close to 30 topics ranging from Aerodynamics to Flight Instructing to Meteorology and related questions (ARCHIVE - not an active forum).

Aviation LAW (archive) with Phil Kolczynski: a former military pilot, FAA and Dept. of Justice Aviation Trial Attorney with a total of 20 years Aviation Law experience. The forum provides insights on a range of topics such as: Accident Investigation Law, Aircrash and other Liability, Military Related, Expert Witnesses, FAA Issues, and more...


Jet Certification
by: Bob Baron

A study of key issues behind the certification of a Jet, in this case: LearJet 35A ::continue->

The Next Meigs? Nelson's Unique Strip in Danger
By David Gelles

Descending into the Nelson airport, green valley walls engulf the periphery, and the placid river formed by runoff from the Kokanee Glacier shines to the right. ::continue->

Software Review: Interactive Budget Analyzer

Aircraft owners, take notes. Here is a piece of software that if used well, can save you big money. ::continue->

Rx For The Airlines: Remember Your Customers
By Mark Huber

The nation's beleaguered airlines lobbied long and hard for their latest federal bail-out, $3 billion plus, will it help? ::continue->

Kirby Chambliss: National Aerobatics Champion
by: Geri Silveira

There's only one word for a pilot like Kirby Chambliss: "WOW!", "Wow! Look at him roll!", "Wow! He's going straight up!"   ::continue->

Flying Colors
by: David Gelles

Hundreds of feet above the ground, gliding the "Albuquerque Box" in the world's most colorful aircraft, I have no doubt why aviation has captured so many hearts. Next to me in the basket is Jonathan Wolfe, owner and pilot of the Gloria Caeli. While alert to any hazards such as telephone wires or radio towers, Wolfe seems at peace in the basket, clearly enjoying his duties as pilot. As the rising sun breaks the crest of the Sandia Mountains to the east, Wolfe breaks the silence, saying simply, "I love to be in the sky." ::continue->

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Concludes with Flying Colors
by: David Gelles

The 31st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta concluded this weekend after a nearly perfect week of flying.

Up until Saturday night, the all-important weather remained calm, clear, and crisp, creating ideal conditions for balloonists from dozens of international countries and almost all 50 states. ::continue->

Eclipse Sheds Light on City, Industry
David Gelles, Staff Writer

The skies are changing at 5000 feet. Eclipse Aviation, based in the high-desert city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is charging ahead with development and production of their twin-engine, six-passenger jet, that many industry personnel believe will change air travel forever. ::continue->

Aurora's MarsFlyer takes next step towards Red Planet
by: Mona Ferrigno

Flying 100,000 feet above the Oregon coast yesterday, a new kind of aircraft demonstrated the readiness of robotic airplane technology for Mars exploration. ::continue->

Human Error Vs. Airborne Terrorism
by: Robert Baron

On September 11, 2001... Four terrorists hijacked United Airlines flight 93, which departed Newark and was destined for San Francisco. The plane crashed in Somerset, Pennsylvania killing all 45 persons on board. ::continue->

NBAA 2002, Orlando
David Gelles, Staff Writer

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) held its 55th annual convention here in Orlando for the three days surrounding and including September 11. ::continue->

Profile on New Technologies: CTT's Cabin Humidification System

I'm writing this article at an altitude of approximately 30,000 feet, and while my skin is drying up, it's "raining" on the woman in front of me. ::continue->

The Stories of Captain Cargo
An entertaining series, including:

The Glamour - Waiting for the hotel bus to pick us up in Madrid, we're standing outside the terminal watching Iberia hostesses arriving for work. ::continue->

Curing The $100 Hamburger Syndrome

Here it is, Saturday morning, and you are trying to decide what to do with yourself and your airplane. You and the plane need the exercise and the greasy spoon at your airport has lost its appeal. Well, one way to avoid this problem is to get involved in an organization that is charitable and allows you to fly. ::continue->


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