Category Archives: General

Embarrassed, Ashamed and Afraid

When I found out the presidential election results this morning, I have to admit it was the first time in my life that I was embarrassed, ashamed and afraid to be an American citizen.  Embarrassed that our country has gotten … Continue reading

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Can I Retire Yet?

I’m sure it’s obvious to my few, but faithful, readers, that I have not been able to get to my keyboard in quite some time.  I probably should take a page from Don Brown‘s book and retire so I can … Continue reading

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It’s the (Lack of) Thought That Counts

Sorry I haven’t written lately; I, unfortunately, have to say that more often than I like.  There’s been something, though, that’s been gnawing at me for awhile now and I would finally like to get it out and into the … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Just Me

Well, supposedly there’s a deal in the works to pass another short-term extension for the FAA to operate.  Note the title:  FAA Shutdown: Senate to Pass House Bill, End Shutdown, yet the URL is http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/senate-accepts-house-bill-end-faa-shutdown/story?id=14235752 “This agreement does not resolve … Continue reading

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History Repeating Itself?

Today is the 30th Anniversary of the PATCO strike.  Regardless of whether you believe they were right or wrong, the controllers of PATCO stood up for what they believed in.  Don Brown wrote this post this morning and WWVB had … Continue reading

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Hard Choices

I recently wrote about the furlough of 4,000 FAA employees.  Delta and United raised their rates to reflect the difference in aviation taxes the FAA is no longer authorized to collect.  Consumers who choose those airlines are, in essence, helping … Continue reading

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Further Down the Rabbit Hole

By now, anyone who has more than a passing interest in aviation knows that we are still waiting for an FAA Reauthorization Bill.  I’ve lost count of the “short-term” extensions, but I’m pretty sure it was the 20th that just … Continue reading

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Blakey – Blech!

Some in the aviation world may have heard that Marion Blakey, former FAA Administrator, is slated to receive an award.  It crossed my mind to write down and share my thoughts about it, but the truth is, I can’t stand … Continue reading

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Worth Reading

I may not have had much time lately to put down some original thoughts, but luckily others have. WWVB recently posted this. And many thanks to Praxis Foundation who posted the link to this article.  My favorite quotes are [emphasis … Continue reading

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More from The Tombstone Agency

For your convenience, all three links in one place for R. Doug Wicker’s blog series, How Contracting Out Gets People Killed. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

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