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Astronaut vs. Bus Driver (Part 2)

For those of us that extract money from airplanes and aerospace related things, the evolution of the pilot archetype fascinates me. Jeff Friedrich outlines the current trend of the marginalization of skilled labor in one of the best articles on … Continue reading

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Sanity Prevails

Thank you to the many pilots and supporters that turned out yesterday at the Marin County Civic Center.  Common sense has prevailed and Richardson’s Bay will continue to have Seaplane Adventures operating as part of the fabric it has been … Continue reading

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Surfair Suffering from Convention

Revolution is tough without that disruptive nugget.  Not having that nugget has led Surfair to retreat into the conventional operation of what could have been a novel membership based system.  I’ve followed them since their birth since I’m no stranger to the concept of … Continue reading

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Hawker Beechcraft Filing Rumors

Well, it happens to the best of us.  Planning and growth turn out to be two separate things.  In the case of Hawker Beechcraft you can likely point to the declining cachet of having your own jet.  Courting smaller stuff … Continue reading

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Buy it Right

According to many in the charter management racket, now is the time to buy.  Buying low makes the pain of selling MUCH lower less likely, or at least… less painful.  Buy it right, because you’ll never sell it right.  Legacy … Continue reading

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Charter Market Cut in Half

Since the 2008 collapse, the chartering of private aircraft is off by 50%.  This is good news for species that are big on mutations and adaptions.  Not so good for the clingers to broken models, pricing and attitudes. So you … Continue reading

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