Category: Tupelo Airport

Good Old Boy Corruption

“Logan still driving, despite DUI-refusal charge ” The public is not that stupid just living in fear of the so called local leaders that have their own club that discriminates to the advantage of those leaders and organizations. You can not get a job or carry on any business in Tupelo without the approval of those in power. If you point out the corruption you lose the rights and privileges giving by the Constitution. You have free speech until you knock one of the leaders. Then you are banished to be turned down for jobs and most any normal living conditions by the under ground leader Mafia. People are afraid to talk about the poor conduct of those in power. If the word gets out you begin to experience hard times. No evidence or direct cause just a quiet experience of rejection.

Doing Something Is Better Than Doing Nothing

That depends on many factors. First is it talking about one particular issue or just the fact that having nothing in mind is bad. Is clearing your mind bad? What is the default of doing nothing? What is the probability of the default? Is the default a bigger problem than the first problem? How do you know the future? Cause and effect?

Many times doing nothing about the problem is the best solution as we have time to learn more or not need a solution. Many times acting on limited information gets us bigger problems. Acting on emotions can even kill us if we do not take time to think. Life is never simple enough to act on simple slogans.

Again Tupelo Behind the Curve

Why not Tupeo airport?

When is the leadership in Tupelo going to start recruiting research instead of fast food?
This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft.

Registered Drones Now Outnumber Planes

But we have an airport and no place to fly and teach drone skills. Tupelo fails again to be in front of the curve. But we have a pool few people use.
Huerta said the number of small unmanned aircraft is even larger because drone operators often own more than one drone.

FAA officials launched a drone registration program just before Christmas, saying it would help them track down operators who violate regulations and also help to create a culture of accountability.

The new vocations are not in tourism but in technology and entrepreneurial skills. But the educational system is stuck on making workers rather than thinkers that mold the future.

We can make changes but it starts with the city council and the school board. Putting sales tax collections first does not make Tupelo better either does spending money on entertainment and awards.


Do the citizens of Tupelo want large cargo aircraft landing in the city and taking off again? These big planes destroy the quiet and quality of life. I doubt they bring high paying employment.

the Airport again

Two weeks ago the airport fired two and one couldn’t stand it any more and left the job. On employee Josh had been trying to get rid of for some time and actually fired him about a year ago but the Authority rehired him. The second firing was the individual that wrote a critical letter to Mayor and the City Council about how the FBO was being operated. “Whistleblower” Fired I think we may be close to out of employees.

The Airport, now what?

For years Tupelo airport has been a mismanaged money pit that has caused problems as well as provide d benefits to Tupelo. Does Tupelo need a commercial airport? Is the airport in the best location? Can an airport fund it self? Is it time for a change? Are flights to Memphis a good idea? Are there enough people to support air service? Why should the tax payer support a service that is not sustainable?

There are many questions that need to be answered truthfully and we are not getting honesty from our leaders. It seems to me this whole deal smells of political favors. Feel free to respond as The comments section on the Airport web site does not seem to work at least on my computer.

FAA a Bad Joke

Should the taxpayer support the perks of flying? Why not make the costs of the FAA be the responsibility of those who fly. All pilots, airplane owners, passengers, and anyone else that benefits from the service bare the costs of the service of the FAA. Those that have nothing to do with flying already have to submit to the burden of the noise and pollution of airplanes trespassing over their property. The flying customers should be compensating the hassled public rather then the taxpayers rewarding the air services.

Plane crash report?

Will the FAA conclusion regarding the crash last year have any effect on the Tupelo Airport Authority? I trust that those who have ties with the airport know more than me and more than the Daily Urinal reported. The Urinal’s story sounded somewhat ominous for TAA.

Airport Tower could close?

If the budget cuts are made the FAA will close, 100 small airport towers. Is Tupelo one?