Passing the Written Exam by Michael E. Marotta

Having soloed three times, I now need to get the written out of the way. The "written" is what the FAA now calls the "Knowledge Examination." Aerodynamics, weather, flight operations, instruments,... every academic, theoretical, or legal fact you should know second nature before you can be licensed to fly. Like everything else I do, this … Continue reading Passing the Written Exam by Michael E. Marotta

Small Airports: Crimped by Costs and Pinched by Prosperity by Michael Marotta

[This story originally appeared in the June/July 98 issue of GREAT LAKES PILOTS NEWS. $12 per year at 1219 Van Dusen Road, Ann Arbor Michigan 48103] Small airports are disappearing despite the fact that they usually enjoy heavy use. It takes hard work and ingenuity to walk the thin line between mounting costs and increased … Continue reading Small Airports: Crimped by Costs and Pinched by Prosperity by Michael Marotta

The Ohio Aerospace Institute by Michael Marotta

When you walk through the Ohio Aerospace Institute, you feel the unlimited horizons, freedom of travel, freedom of action and freedom of thought. The award-winning structure that houses this multi-purpose consortium presents no barriers to vision or motion. That speaks volumes about OAI. The Ohio Aerospace Institute is a private non-profit corporation that brings together … Continue reading The Ohio Aerospace Institute by Michael Marotta