Fill in the blank... Peanut butter & _______; macaroni & _________; frick & _______. No doubt most of you came up with jelly, cheese and frack. After all these duo's can't stand alone without the other. Same with food and flying. It's what drove the concept of the $100 hamburger. And while all pilots love to "fly for food", some of the destinations stand above the others. Pat O'Malley's Jet Room found at the Madison, WI airport (KMSN) is one of those high flyers. Our guest on tonight's show, Pat O'Malley, combined his successful experience running a restaurant with his passion for aviation by establishing the Jet Room in 1997. Pat's success is driven by his love for what he does, which includes providing great food in a clean and friendly environment, and getting close to his customers. You'll quickly hear why the Jet Room is a big part of Wisconsin Aviation's success, as well, as the local flight school, and the corporate flight departments of various companies that depend upon Pat for catering to their passengers. Take a listen, you won't leave hungry!
Marc and Al also talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of how autopilots are used in today's general aviation community. The conversation also includes a quick mention of an impending AD which will impact some 6,000 owners of TCM IO-520 and 550 engines. Marc and Al are hearing good things about Mark Baker, the new AOPA president, and Marc is looking to all of you to help him find an electronic log book solution. Tweet him at @SimpleFlightNet with your suggestions. And for you SundayNight Chuckle fans, Marc's mom contributes this weeks #SNC.