AOPA Pilot Magazine - December 2013 - 14

LETTERS
Airport in Philadelphia, a field
that sounds a lot like Frederick.
There was extensive flight training, corporate jet traffic, and the
occasional commuter flight,
all vying for space in the traffic
pattern. The tower was able to
coordinate all of these activities
to keep the traffic flowing, oftentimes simultaneously to multiple
runways. Could I have operated there without the tower?
Certainly. But it sure lowered the
stress level knowing that someone was there to help.
Obviously, we don't need or
want control towers at all fields
just for the sake of having a
control tower. I now fly out of
Doylestown Airport, a nice suburban field. We do fine without
a tower. While things can get
busy on a nice VFR day, we all
work together, and everything
works out.
So we agree, keep the towers
where they belong, and keep

them away from the fields that
don't need them. But when I
need to fly into a large, busy, airline-served airport, I want help
from a control tower. The benefits of having someone on the
ground coordinating the traffic
are just too large to ignore.
John Brett
AOPA 4331168
Holland, Pennsylvania

Supporting GA

A few weeks ago I received
notice for my AOPA membership renewal. I decided at
that time not to renew, but not
because anything was wrong
with AOPA . However, on
receiving my second renewal
notice, I rethought my earlier
decision and chastised myself
for being so narrow-minded.
AOPA is the standard for aviation support in face of many
problems currently coming
from diverse directions. Even
though I am not a pilot, people

like me need to keep support- Here you go, Mr. Criss, 10 and
ing aviation in general and then some (as submitted by
specifically organizations like many of our members):
AOPA. I mailed in my renewal
yesterday and intend to remain
a member.
William Sweet
AOPA 4506001
Leonardtown, Maryland

Great airplane movies

What does Time magazine
know about best airplane movies? There are easily a dozen
worthy best aviation movies
but among the top few would
have to be Twelve O' Clock
High (1949), starring Gregory
Peck. It was nominated for
four Academy Awards and
the winner of two, including
best supporting actor (Dean
Jagger). Hopefully, you will
publish in AOPA Pilot a list of
the 10 best aviation movies as
submitted by your members.
Charles H. Criss
AOPA 5197464
Eagle River, Alaska

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN
THEIR FLYING MACHINES
AIR AMERICA
SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS

THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
(the Jimmy Stewart
version)
STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
THE BOY WHO FLEW WITH
CONDORS
12 O'CLOCK HIGH
FLYING LEATHERNECKS
THE BLUE MAX
DARK BLUE WORLD
BATTLE OF BRITAIN
THIRTY SECONDS OVER
TOKYO
THE HUNTERS
THE BRIDGES OF TOKO-RI
SKY CAPTAIN AND THE
WORLD OF TOMORROW
X-15
THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY
THE DAWN PATROL
ISLAND IN THE SKY
TORA! TORA! TORA!

HANGAR TALK

JET PILOT
FLYING TIGERS
THE BIG LIFT
FIREFOX
BLUE THUNDER
DR. STRANGELOVE
THE RED BARON

Turbine-powered
aircraft are supposed to
be less affected by ice
when they are approved.
This "SAFETY PILOT
LANDMARK ACCIDENT:
UNPREDICTED, UNADVISED,
UNAWARE" (page 64)

shows that underestimating ice potential and not
taking positive
corrective action can
bring down even a
powerful aircraft, says
author BRUCE LANDSBERG.
"Pireps can be lifesaving
but we have to give them
and the system needs to
see that they are properly
used and disseminated."

14 | AOPA PILOT December 2013

BARRY SCHIFF says that

an amphibious flying boat
has to be the most versatile type of flying machine,
especially one as capable
as Grumman's toughas-a-tank Albatross. His
dream has always been
to take one on a leisurely
flight around the world,
to touch or splash down
at whatever port beckons. "I'm grateful," he
says, "to at least get some
dual instruction in one."
He describes his checkout
in "YACHT OF THE AIR" on
page 42.

"I never imagined I would
find myself in a soaked captain's uniform, unloading a
Mitsubishi in Palembang,
Indonesia, during a monsoon. Or flying the aerial
tour above Ayers Rock,
Australia, or transiting
Russia's rugged east coast,"
says Technical Editor MIKE
COLLINS. But those experiences are among his many
memories from flying
around the world with Mike
Laver in Laver's MU-2 to
commemorate the twin turboprop's fiftieth anniversary
("AROUND THE WORLD IN 25
DAYS," page 50). The biggest challenge? Jumping
10 time zones in three days
between Nagoya, Japan,
and Minot, North Dakota.

THE WAR LOVER
BLACK EAGLE
A GATHERING OF EAGLES
THE RIGHT STUFF
ALWAYS
A GUY NAMED JOE
PIECE OF CAKE (BBC)
THE CROWDED SKIES
MIDWAY
RED TAILS
STEALTH
FLIGHT OF THE APACHE
FIREFOX
HIGH ROAD TO CHINA
FLYBOYS
FANDANGO

For even more membersubmitted aviation movies,
go online (www.aopa.org/
aviationmovies).


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AOPA Pilot Magazine - December 2013
Contents
President’s Position
Visual Approach
Letters
Waypoints
Proficient Pilot
Foundation Focus
License to Learn
Pilot Counsel
Fly Well
What Happens in Vegas...
AOPA Sweepstakes
Aviation Jobs
Gift Guide
Pilot Products
Pilot Products
News
People
Yacht of the Air
Around the World in 25 Days
Aviation Legends Walter Extra
Safety Pilot Landmark Accident: Unpredicted, Unadvised, Unaware
Summit 2013: Meeting Mr. Baker
Technique
Proficiency
Wx Watch
Technology
Ownership
Frugal Flier
Never Again
State and Local Action
Member Products
AOPA Foundation
Member Services
Government Affairs
AOPA Insurance Agency
Fly by Wire
Pilots
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