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GUEST COLUMN: Small Planes Make a Big Difference

Publication: THE SUN CHRONICLE
Publication Date: 2016-09-30
Publication Author: MARK THAISZ

Most people in Massachusetts might not think much about the planes or helicopters that often fly by above their heads. If you have flown out of Logan or Springfield, you know the importance of commercial aviation, but for me, when I see a small aircraft, I think of a farm and potential crop management, power lines getting fixed after a storm, a small business getting off to a small or far-off market, a young pilot learning to fly.

I started flying when I was 15 – in fact, I got my pilot’s license before my driver’s license. My


Several States Recognize the Importance of General Aviation

Publication: AERO NEWS NETWORK
Publication Date: 2016-09-29

 

Five States Release Official Recognition As Month Draws To A Close

As September draws to a close, the governors in five states have officially recognized the importance of GA to the economies in their respective states, according to the Alliance for Aviation Across America.

Governor Paul LePage has issued a letter recognizing the vital role of general aviation in connecting communities and supporting jobs throughout the state of Maine. He says general aviation airports support an economic impact of over $103 million annually and support over 1,500 jobs.

“General aviation supports fishing, manufacturing, and the operations of businesses of


General Aviation: Supporting Charity and Business

Publication: THE SALINAS CALIFORNIAN
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Publication Author: BOB TUCKNOTT

As the CEO of Tucknott Electric Company, I have been working in electrical construction for about 50 years. But in the past 10 to 12 years, I have also been working as a certified forensic litigation expert. This work takes me all over the state and region. Sometimes, it makes sense to fly with the commercial airlines. But sometimes, it makes more sense for me to fly my own plane.

I have been a pilot for more than 40 years. I have used my plane to get to industry meetings and seminars. Insurance companies will call me to visit


General Aviation: Supporting Charity and Business

Publication: VISALIA TIMES-DELTA
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Publication Author: BOB TUCKNOTT

As the CEO of Tucknott Electric Company, I have been working in electrical construction for about 50 years. But in the past 10 to 12 years, I have also been working as a certified forensic litigation expert. This work takes me all over the state and region. Sometimes, it makes sense to fly with the commercial airlines. But sometimes, it makes more sense for me to fly my own plane.

I have been a pilot for more than 40 years. I have used my plane to get to industry meetings and seminars. Insurance companies will call me to visit


General Aviation Charts Our Development

Publication: BOSTON CITY PAPER
Publication Date: 2016-09-24
Publication Author: MARK THAISZ

Most people in Massachusetts might not think much about the planes or helicopters that often fly by above their heads.  If you have flown out of Logan or Springfield, you know the importance of commercial aviation, but for me, when I see a small aircraft, I think of a farm and potential crop management, power lines getting fixed after a storm, a small business getting off to a small or far-off market, a young pilot learning to fly.

I started flying when I was 15 – in fact, I got my pilot’s license before my driver’s license. My passion for


Your View: General Aviation Charts Our Development

Publication: SOUTH COAST TODAY
Publication Date: 2016-09-23
Publication Author: MARK THAISZ

Most people in Massachusetts might not think much about the planes or helicopters that often fly by above their heads. If you have flown out of Logan or Springfield, you know the importance of commercial aviation, but for me, when I see a small aircraft, I think of a farm and potential crop management, power lines getting fixed after a storm, a small business getting off to a small or far-off market, a young pilot learning to fly.

I started flying when I was 15 — in fact, I got my pilot’s license before my driver’s license. My passion for


How Flying Supports Both Charity and Valley Business

Publication: MERCED SUN-STAR
Publication Date: 2016-09-21
Publication Author: BOB TUCKNOTT

As the CEO of Tucknott Electric Co., I have been working in electrical construction for about 50 years. But in the last 10 to 12 years, I have also been working as a certified forensic litigation expert. This work takes me all over the region and state.

Sometimes, it makes sense to fly with a commercial airline. But sometimes, it makes more sense for me to fly my own plane.

I have been a pilot for more than 40 years. I have used my plane to get to industry meetings and seminars.

For business, insurance companies will call me to


Commentary – Small Airports Face Threat from D.C.

Publication: BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Publication Date: 2016-09-16
Publication Author: MARK THAISZ

NORTH ADAMS >> Most people in Massachusetts might not think much about the planes or helicopters that often fly by above their heads. If you have flown out of Logan, for example, you know the importance of commercial aviation, but for me, when I see a small aircraft, I think of a farm and potential crop management, power lines getting fixed after a storm, a small business getting off to a small or far-off market, a young pilot learning to fly.

I started flying when I was 15 – in fact, I got my pilot’s license before my driver’s


Support General Aviation – It Charts Our Development

Publication: TAUNTON DAILY NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-09-15
Publication Author: MARK THAISZ

Most people in Massachusetts might not think much about the planes or helicopters that often fly by above their heads. If you have flown out of Logan or Springfield, you know the importance of commercial aviation, but for me, when I see a small aircraft, I think of a farm and potential crop management, power lines getting fixed after a storm, a small business getting off to a small or far-off market, a young pilot learning to fly.

I started flying when I was 15 — in fact, I got my pilot’s license before my driver’s license. My


Guest Opinion: Support General Aviation – It Charts Our Development

Publication: FALL RIVER HERALD NEWS
Publication Date: 2016-09-15
Publication Author: MARK THAISZ

Most people in Massachusetts might not think much about the planes or helicopters that often fly by above their heads. If you have flown out of Logan or Springfield, you know the importance of commercial aviation, but for me, when I see a small aircraft, I think of a farm and potential crop management, power lines getting fixed after a storm, a small business getting off to a small or far-off market, a young pilot learning to fly.

I started flying when I was 15 — in fact, I got my pilot’s license before my driver’s license. My


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