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Entries from December 2005

Everything Explained…

December 31st, 2005 · 8 Comments

A few days back (Christmas day, actually), a good buddy of mine in Phoenix was nice enough to invite me to his place for Christmas dinner while I was sitting on reserve. After dinner (which was great, by the way), while shooting the bull, he mentioned an aviation reference book he’d just gotten. Only mildly […]

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Retooled Links…

December 27th, 2005 · 4 Comments

I did a bit of retooling of the “Other Notable Blogs” sidebar. I rearranged them a bit and removed links to several blogs that seem to now be defunct. In addition, I added a link to Desiree’s “The Adventures of Chopper Chick!” to point you all in the direction of her blog. Desiree has been […]

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"What’s your story?"

December 24th, 2005 · 6 Comments

One of the rituals that a Captain and a First Officer go through when they first begin a trip together is a sort of “feeling-out” of each other’s aviation background. No, it’s not as dirty as it sounds. It usually consists of simple questions like: “How long’ve you been here?” and “What’d you do before […]

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Wright Amendment News!

December 8th, 2005 · 4 Comments

Better late than never… November 21, 2005Congress votes to add Missouri to the Wright Amendment States Great News! Missouri Senator Kit Bond placed language into the annual Transportation Appropriations Bill that adds Missouri to the list of states that airlines can fly to and from Dallas Love Field. Congress approved the language on November 18. […]

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The Age 60 Debate…

December 8th, 2005 · 7 Comments

Since the beginning of time (1960), the Federal Aviation Administration has maintained a regulation stating that professional pilots cannot act as a Captain or a First Officer on an airliner after their 60th birthdays. The rule was based on two observations: 1) that physical and mental capacities decline with age, and 2) that no objective […]

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