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Celebrity hero worship ain’t my thang. An endorsement by them often means less than nothing to me, and I’m sure others. Occasionally their comments are cringe worthy and do more damage than good. The latest example: Oprah Winfrey bragging about how great it is to have her own private jet.
Previous poor planning and coordination of a flight over New York by an Air Force Boeing 747 (one of the Air Force One aircraft) just caused a cancellation of a legitimate flight in the same area. The situations couldn’t be much different though.
Another site of mine that gets lots of traffic, in comparison to the amount of time I put into it, is a website for Geocaching. A few years ago, I came up with a site that combines aviation and geocaching, and have been getting email and requests for additions for years. I was never crazy about the design and requirements for its upkeep, so I’ve completely overhauled it and it’s much easier to update and navigate. It’s called Airport Geocaches, here’s the map of the geocaches I have so far:
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So if you’re looking for an excuse to go flying, there’s at least one airport in every state with at least one geocache within walking distance to check out. Enjoy.
Many of you may not be aware that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the labor union for air traffic controllers, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) have been in contract impasse since 2006.
Statements Vice President Joe Biden made on the Today Show were quickly “clarified” by the White House shortly after. He said he wouldn’t want anyone in his family to get on an airplane or ride in a subway.
The rapid speed at which this latest round of Swine Flu is spreading around the globe begs the question: Is air travel worsening the situation and turning this into a pandemic quicker than it would normally?
I’m sorry, but this Air Force One photo opportunity over Manhattan was stupid on several levels. I’ve flown this complicated airspace, including right down the Hudson River and over the Statute of Liberty. Clearing the bridges, including the George Washington and the Verrazano, which this Boeing 747 also did, and staying below the Class B airspace is tricky enough in a 150mph airplane.
Back in February, in my first weekly aviation news roundup, one of the headlines read: AeroMexico Launches Denver-Mexico City Flights. In the article, Frank Galan, the Vice President if AeroMexico’s U.S. division said at the time the coming months include several heavy travel periods to Mexico, including spring break in March.
One would assume the obvious that interaction between wildlife and airplanes can be a dangerous thing. But you wouldn’t know that in Longmont, Colorado where they are about to try something that from all reports no other airport has attempted.