CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons


The famous General Douglas MacArthur is quoted as saying “Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind”. At first I was surprised that this quote was attributed to a ranking member of the military known for strict adherence to rules and regulations, but on closer examination he was referring to the prosecution of battle plans, and I doubt he would tolerate the wear of an unkempt uniform out of regulations. In aviation we generally observe that the rules and re...

Posted By Roy Resto | 4/18/2011 2:08:26 PM


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Is it possible to have too much of something? It seems kids never have enough toys; IT managers never have enough software, hardware or gadgets; Mechanics – tools; or pets - food. The list of seemingly insatiable objects is historical, and most, if not controlled, will get you in some kind of trouble. And so it is with inventories of aircraft parts.   Consider this: Worldwide the Jetliner fleet is comprised of about 17,200 aircraft. It is estimated that the global parts and components inventory ...

Posted By Roy Resto | 4/1/2011 10:48:42 AM

Stolen Aircraft Parts - By: Roy Resto

Welcome to the initial blog entry for CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons. For those not familiar with the acronym, CAVU means Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited. It’s a term endeared in the hearts of aviators, and otherwise means great weather for flying. We hope you’ll enjoy the prose…unless you’re a con.   STOLEN AIRCRAFT PARTS By Roy Resto   “Pssst: hey bud, make ya a deal on a hot toilet seat… Don’t sit on this offer too long…we’re flush with inventory…”   You don’t have to search very har...

Posted By Roy Resto | 3/21/2011 2:57:41 PM


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