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Examining a Life-Long Love Affair with Aviation

Let’s talk about love – the love of aviation. I’m going to speak to my life-long love affair with flying and airplanes. Many pilots and perhaps some non-pilots will see themselves in these small vignettes. My love affair with airplanes started early in life. My dad was a builder and he recruited me at the […]

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How Community Helped Secure Prescott Airport Funding

As we all learned on Dec. 30, the Prescott Airport reached the goal of 10,000 passengers enplaned within the calendar year 2018. Reaching this goal is a significant accomplishment that will unlock considerable funding for future airport growth. A lot of people helped the airport reach this goal: Airport Director Dr. Robin Sobotta, the city, […]

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Becoming a Pilot Requires Aptitude and Attitude

Are you interested in flying as a career or hobby? What does it take for a person to learn to pilot an aircraft? The answer is aptitude and attitude, plus decent health. Aptitude describes the skills and knowledge you need to master in order to proficiently pilot an airplane. Pilots are constantly learning until the […]

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Understanding the Value of a Vibrant Airport

What economic and lifestyle value does an airport bring to a city such as Prescott and how does our airport impact the well-being of the Quad Cities in the Arizona highlands? Let me start with some statistics from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) that might shock readers. As you drive by the Prescott Airport heading […]

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So You Want To Be a Pilot But Not Go Broke? 

If you are thinking about becoming a pilot, right now is a great time to consider such a career. Airlines are facing dramatic pilot shortages and an aging workforce that has a mandatory retirement age. Or, if you want to be a recreational pilot, rule changes by the Federal Aviation Administration have made it easier […]

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