When I came back home to work in the Cincinnati FSDO, Miami Valley was rising from the ashes of the revoked Hogan Air 135 certificate, relocating from Hamilton, Ohio, to nearby Hook Field in Middletown. OK, I’m going to be flat-out honest here. “Hog Air” wasn’t squeaky clean, but no airfreight operation flying old Beech 18s and DC-3s could be totally compliant and stay in business. They flew well-maintained, if bedraggled and cosmetically challenged, airplanes and employed a bunch of skilled and enthusiastic, if unwashed, pilots — who favored psychedelic T-shirts, stained jeans and oil-soaked gym shoes — and a team of expert mechanics who worked magic with round engines. But they were lousy when it came to paperwork and recordkeeping. Hogan Air was accident-free, but the FAA is highly suspicious (read “scared”) of old airplanes in a revenue operation it doesn’t understand.