The ninth edition of the biennial Airshow China opens at Zhuhai Airport in the southern province of Guangdong on November 13, with organizers promising the largest event since its start in 1996. Some 650 exhibitors from 39 countries have flocked to mainland China’s largest airshow, with many of the 80 aircraft present due to take part in the flying display…
On UCAP, Jack spends much of his time eliciting reactions from co-hosts Jeb Burnside and Dave Higdon and directing the conversation. I had always wondered what it might be like to give Jack a free hand to talk about stuff as a featured guest. It’s not that Jeb or Dave crimp his style by any means. They don’t. But solo solo Jack is a different thing from UCAP Jack and I wanted to explore that. So I called him up earlier this year and he agreed to jump on Skype and hold forth for an hour or two.
During the conversation, we talked about Jack’s flight training, airports, the pilot population, the aviation podsphere, and lots of other topics. There’s something in this episode for everyone.
When the EAA Board of Directors announced yesterday that Rod Hightower was resigning from the organization because of problems relocating his family all the way from St. Louis to Oshkosh, after two years at the helm at EAA, no one really believed that explanation, if indeed it were intended to be believable. The point was, the organization was moving on.
Any organization needs to conduct itself in a way that is respectful and honest toward the members, employees and partners it interacts with on a daily basis. I believe that this kind of respect is the foundation of everything we do in life; I have confidence that the EAA Board of Directors will find a new leader who believes this too. Then great things will happen.
Read the whole thing here. [Photo: Flying Magazine blog]
After our brief introduction at a friend’s barbecue, it was only a few seconds before the conversation turned to traffic. I launched into my usual complaints, only to be stopped short when he casually mentioned that, by air, the same trip would take about nine minutes. Nine minutes? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.
Was there really hope? A way around the traffic? Some sort of salvation? I had to try this!