Position Report

In the Aftermath of a Hurricane, General Aviation Delivers Hope

In the Aftermath of a Hurricane, General Aviation Delivers Hope

Ken Malvey’s TBM 850 arrives at Lumberton, NC with supplies. Operation Airdrop leverages its grass-roots network of GA pilots to solve “week one” problems after a natural disaster. A plane, a pilot’s license, fuel and a willingness to drop everything to help people desperately in need. That was the genesis for one of the most Read More

The Hero’s Honor They Deserve

“Who’s your hero?” That inquiry is one of the go-to questions journalists (like me) often ask when interviewing someone for a profile. It not only provides insight into one’s personality and motivations, it reveals the qualities or traits the person values most. For Washington attorney Erin Miller, the answer to that question is quite simple. Read More

So That We Remember

So That We Remember

  On Sunday, July 22, I was one of the thousands of pilots with intent of reaching Oshkosh or one of its reliever airports. Marginal weather in Wisconsin prevailed, but with an IFR slot secured for Appleton we felt confident we’d be pounding tie-down stakes by mid-afternoon. As my husband and I hurriedly loaded our Read More

A Letter Answered

A Letter Answered

Earlier this spring, I got wind of a remarkable letter that Cessna had received from a recently retired employee from the company’s Independence, Kansas manufacturing plant. As you may know, Cessna built the facility adjacent to the Independence Municipal Airport (KIDP) when it restarted production of its single-engine piston aircraft following the passage of the Read More