FROM THE LOGBOOK: The “Ubiquitous” Computer is Here to Stay!

Are you ready to be one with the beast?  Jim Trusty 2012              Ubiquitous—adj.—existing or being everywhere; widespread; constantly encountered.  This definition from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary really and truly describes the computer.  And you say, not in my house!  Don’t be too sure.               At … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The “Ubiquitous” Computer is Here to Stay!

FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…

www.faasafety.gov Jim Trusty 2012             Yes, www.faasafety.gov is the newest way to communicate with your government.  They have almost stopped using mail-outs and gone over to the computer for information about the Federal Aviation Administration, some of the business it conducts, and upcoming safety events across our great nation.  About 40% … Continue reading FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Newest Way to Reach Out For Information…

Ramp Check Etiquette

Ramp checks, I am told, are just another way the Federal Aviation Administration enforces safety. It is not, however, something that inspectors do to make new friends. It is not the worst thing that can happen to you as you go forward in flight across our beautiful land but if you fly far enough and long enough, you will likely encounter one. When that day comes, this ramp check survival guide may help make the experience an ... enjoyable ... one.