The achievements of Glenn Curtiss rank right up there with the Wrights, and this museum boasts a particularly rich and detailed array of exhibits.
NTSB Member Weener traveled to Alaska to learn more about its “bush pilot culture” and challenges in flying that are unlike the rest of the US.
Wiley Post, one of America’s most famous and accomplished pilots, 82 years ago demonstrated that safety vigilance should be the #1 principle of all flight.
Susan Michaelis published a report that found a “clear link” between cabin air and health issues. Maybe a more definitive, independent report might answer the open questions.
Perhaps a simple, tax deductible approach to solving the projected deficit of future mechanics and pilots would be for airlines, repair stations and aviation manufacturers to sponsor scholarships at F.I.T. and other well regarded aviation education institutions.
On April 24, the FAA accepted St. Louis’s preliminary application for St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) to participate in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program (P3). Mayor Krewson, this is a challenge with great upside and downside; study carefully.
A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.
How well is Part 117 being implemented? The SMS experience has shown that solutions designed to respond to a specific airline’s profile are preferable to many universal regulatory fixes. Maybe here, too?