Lady Pilots of Houston – The Ninety-Nines’ Houston Chapter

This young lady learns about her airplane - from the bottom up!

By Kara Pound and Charles Simmons This young lady learns about her airplane – from the bottom up!During the history of flight, it has been primarily a male dominated endeavor. In 2013, while this More...

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Historical Profile of David Wayne Hooks Airport

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By Kara Pound Located 23 miles northwest of downtown Houston in Tomball, David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH) is one of only a few privately owned airports with a Federal Aviation More...

William P. Hobby Airport


On May 20, 1927 Charles Lindbergh launched his tiny bird, “Spirit of St Louis” into the history books by flying non-stop from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris, More...

West Houston Sidebar – Persons of Interest


Woody Lesikar Woody Lesikar is the owner, operator and airport manager of West Houston Airport. His connection to the airport is long and storied – known in the aviation industry More...

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Houston, We Have a Solution: ERAU Programs for Continuing Space Education

As addressed in the first two articles in this series, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is a not-for-profit American college that offers all levels of education for More...

Spaceport Houston?

Kara Pound A few months ago while visiting with Mario Diaz, Houston’s Director of HAS, Kara Pound also discussed the importance of the space program and what it means for More...

Aircraft Review: The Venerable Jetstar


By Bob Howie Legend has it, as most legends tend to do, that aeronautical design wizard Kelly Johnson, after getting a call More...

A Heart On Ice


Sleep. It’s highly over-rated. 2:00 a.m. and sleep ends abruptly as the shrill Beebeebeebeebeep-buzzzzzzz More...

IMG_3865 United Airlines Gets a Facelift

If you’re flying United Airlines, you’re likely to notice major changes for the almost 90 year...

Courtesy of Airline Leader Biography: Herb D. Kelleher

By Kara Pound Co-founder, Chairman Emeritus (1978-2008), and former CEO (1981-2001) of Southwest Airlines Herbert “Herb”...

Flight Attendant Careers Airline Careers – Flight Attendant

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to have a job where you eat...

San Jacinto College — Program Changes Aim to Help Students Land Careers in Aviation

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Case studies show that businesses which are able to adapt to market needs survive and thrive. Blockbuster didn’t More...

Grand Opening! New Location in Houston! Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Contact: Kandi Windham, Director, (281) 461-3728. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hosting grand opening for Houston Campus new location (Houston, April 9,..

Team Pretty Woman Crosses the Finish in the Prestigious Air Race Classic

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By Kara Pound Houston-based pilot Jessica Vinson recently crossed the finish line at the prestigious Air Race More...

ATP’s Chief Says It’s a Great Place to Start Your Climb Into the Flight Levels

By Kara Pound With over 30 flight schools nationwide, ATP has spent the past three decades training pilots and helping them..

Lady Pilots of Houston – The Ninety-Nines’ Houston Chapter

By Kara Pound and Charles Simmons During the history of flight, it has been primarily a male dominated endeavor. In 2013,..

The Aviation Industry: Federal, State, and Local Influences

faa offices in dc The American aerospace industry, whether it’s the commercial, regional, or general aviation field, has long been an interest to government officials...

Coast Guard Air Station Houston

air_station_houston-851x564 For much of Ellington Airport’s 94-year history, the U.S. Coast Guard has maintained an active presence on the field. Since Coast..

Standard Troubleshooting in a Non-Standard World

By Tim Sexton Since my childhood, I’ve always been fascinated by machines and the ingenuity of mankind. As soon as I..
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Garmin GPSMAP 796: The Ultimate in Portable Situational Awareness

by Stephen Lewis To call the Garmin GPSMAP 496 a handheld GPS really doesn’t do it justice. In fact, labeling it..

A Persisting Mystery

It was couple of hours past dawn as a lone aircraft and two occupants flew into the morning sun. The sun..