Hey... Is that...? Naw... Couldn't Be... JIM CAMPBELL at
Sun 'n Fun????
The birds are still singing. Great chasms have not opened up in
the earth. Society's precepts are more or less intact (no matter
what Jerry Falwell may tell you). Rampaging hordes of Visigoths
have been amazingly quiet. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are
nowhere to be seen... AND Jim Campbell has been to Sun 'N Fun. Mind
you, a heavy frost has been forecast for hell... but that's only a
And.. best of all, Pigs haven't flown.
"Virtually all of the problems with the air traffic control
system cited in the USA Today editorial are problems of the
airlines' own making. The delays that the FAA and the airlines are
already forecasting for this summer are largely due to the
hub-and-spoke system that the major airlines rely on. The
hub-and-spoke system creates unrealistic arrival and departure
schedules at the major hub airports. Summertime storms only
compound the problem."
Source: Phil Boyer, writing on behalf of the AOPA
in USA Today. He was responding to an editorial that accused GA
pilots of not paying their full weight when it comes to
government-provided aviation services. The paper's opinion quoted a
recent in-flight magazine article by Northwest Airlines CEO Richard