Taxpayers deserve to see results of NASA survey

Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial airline […]

Flying means getting above it all

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Guy “Doc” Baldwin and Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle. Both men thought that flying was “fun.” Both men died in he skies. But they aren’t the only ones who think flying is “fun.” There are 235,994 private pilots, who fly approximately 200,000 actively registered private aircraft in and out of […]

High-flying performers

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By Ryn Gargulinski Tucumcari’s first air show in 1992 featured a crop duster — and not much else, said air show Chairman Bob McClelland Jr. More than a decade later, Wednesday’s 13th annual Rotary Air Show’s lineup includes a team of Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, the U.S. Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team, the Flyboy United […]

Pilots make themselves at home in Tucumcari

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By Ryan Lengerich Standing on the wing of a TBM Avenger Navy Bomber, Bob Thompson explained the plane’s history to one wide-eyed child after another. Thompson, a Colonel with the Commemorative Airforce, flew the aircraft into to Tucumcari Tuesday for display at the Rotary Club Air Show as he has done several years past. He […]