Kids prepare for world record tribute to Tuskegee Airmen

Young people at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM) in Compton, Calif., are celebrating Black History Month by preparing to set new aviation world records.

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King Air goes glass

Three Kansas City-based companies — Executive Beechcraft, Garmin International and Data Systems International Inc. — recently formed a trifecta to become the first to retrofit a King Air C90 with Garmin’s G1000.

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FAA adds simulators to controller training

The FAA will deploy new air traffic control tower simulators to 19 locations around the country to help train new controllers.

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Texas company builds commercial test cell

Red River Turbines, a noted turbine engine overhaul firm, is building “the world’s first commercial engine test cell,” according to Steve Woolstenhulme, president.

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February 2006 Accident Reports

These February 2006 accident reports are provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, they are intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

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WE CAN’T EXPECT THE FAA TO BE OUR KEEPERS

This letter is a response to your article “Is a computer required equipment to fly?” in the Jan. 11 issue, and Lieutenant Colonel Burdon L. Davidson USAF (ret.), and his inability to locate pertinent information in keeping his aircraft in compliance with the Airworthiness Directives issued by the FAA.

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WHAT’S NEEDED TO BUILD AN AFFORDABLE AIRPLANE

Let me say right up front that I thank and applaud Cessna for its decision to bring the SkyCatcher to market.

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the buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

“Aviation is never static, always in motion, and in one direction: forward.”

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F-22 on display at Air Force Museum

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton has become home to the only F-22A Raptor on permanent public display.

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Pilots fly in to help out in the Bahamas

The Bahamas Habitat Fly-In and Help-Out, slated for March 6-9, is looking for pilots who are interested in volunteering their aircraft for transportation, as well as their labor to help local residents restore their homes and improve living conditions.

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