I’m going to muse from time to time about why people set aviation records (or any records, for that matter) in the first place. For the first post on this topic, I’m going to refer you to a post I just made on my sister blog, “Competitive Aviation.” It’s at http://www.competitiveaviation.com. Once I discuss some basics about record-setting, I’ll have some later discussions about Arnold’s record specifically.
By the way, I have also been having problems with my subscriber settings, so the email notifications have not been going out for about a month now. I think I have that problem fixed or am close to fixing it. I this current notification doesn’t go out, I have a couple of more things to try, like perhaps hiring a webmaster!