Boeing is leaving Wichita

Boeing Departure Shakes Wichita‚Äôs Identity as Airplane Capital The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, January 18, 2012 This is unfortunate. However, Boeing should never have won the tanker contract. EADS proposed a better airplane. The jobs aren’t lost to the American economy, as manufacture is simply moving to Seattle.

Bombardier Learjet 85

I was reading today in AOPA Pilot magazine about layoffs at Cessna in Wichita, Kansas. The business aviation industry is hurting, especially because of the stupidity of the media and public over the auto industry executives’ flights to Washington. I digress. I hope my friends in Wichita who work in aircraft still have their jobs. […]

Our House Is For Sale

Kirsten and I have been planning to leave Kansas since 1996 when the Air Force issued our Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders while we were living at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. I’ve now graduated from WSU, Kirsten has recovered from her surgery and is done with post-operative care, and the remaining projects […]

Big City Values?

Small towns certainly have charm. My cube mate at work is on the city council in Norwich, Kansas. Norwich is a very small rural town with a population of 551 (2000 census). According to my friend it’s a nice place to live where you still don’t have to lock your door and everybody knows everybody. […]