If town leaders in Oxford, CT, have their way, there could soon
be some new activity at the local airport. They want to see a
magnet school operate at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport, one that
would attract math and science students who are preparing for a
career in aviation.
If you're a king, what do you do after you lose the throne?
Consider the case of King Michael, exiled from his homeland of
Romania as the communists took over and the Iron Curtain fell in
1947, was literally out in the cold.
By Gary Wiblin, Editor, International Aviation Safety
I was booked to do an initial PPL test with a pleasant chap a
while back. I had often met him milling about our flying club and
judging by his obviously studious nature the test was to be a walk
in the park. After doing a good, thorough pre-flight inspection we
strapped ourselves into the aircraft for a perfect flight.
Everything was going along just great. The pre-start and
after-start checks were of a very high standard, brakes were
checked, taxi speed was kept in check, controls were held correctly
relative to wind, radio work was excellent, and the take-off and
after take-off checks were flawless. I was wishing that there were
more pilots of such a high calibre around.