Archive for the 'The Flying Business' Category

Confirmed! General Aviation is largest user of Gallatin Field (KBZN)

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

From “Bozeman airport sets passenger record in 2012” Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 12 January 2013:  “General aviation accounted for 76 percent of the airport’s traffic. Passenger and cargo airlines included 18 percent, with corporate jets at 6 percent.” — But this … Continue reading

Buyer Beware with college “career” programs

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

 For-profit colleges scrutinized WASHINGTON — For-profit colleges put revenues above education, and charge students high tuition and loan rates that could leave them in debt for years, a Senate Democratic report said Monday. While students are aggressively recruited, they drop … Continue reading

Hey AOPA, how about a real dogfight?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

AOPA Pilot magazine has its monthly contrivance labeled “Dogfight.” To quote: “Editor at Large Tom Horne and Senior Editor Dave Hirschman have a lot of things in common: lots of ratings, lots of experience in lots of airplane models — … Continue reading

On the glamors of airline life, the need to restrain governments’ power, and why we need to promote General Aviation careers.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

From Michael Bronson Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:58:49 -0700 Subject: DEN CSR Incident – Captain Arrested It becomes more difficult to see why we pay ALPA dues with the continued degradation of our careers. Below is just another example. … Continue reading

Sham Vocational Schools and quick, easy professional training

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

For years, we at Paragon have been cautioning individuals about the hazards of sham aviation career programs. The promise of exciting, high-paying employment rarely matches reality. This problem is not limited to aviation. Here are observations from the IT industry: … Continue reading