Owen Gassaway, Florida aviation legend, dies at 83

Owen Gassaway Sr.’s name is synonymous with aviation in Palm Beach County, Fla. In fact, the Lantana Airport Terminal where he plied his trade since 1942 bears his name: the Owen H. Gassaway Aviation Center. Gassaway died Dec. 29. He was 83.

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What do you want to know about avionics?

General Aviation News is planning a special report on avionics for the Feb. 22 issue and would like some input from our readers.

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Hometown names park for Glenn Curtiss

An eight-acre piece of land on Keuka Lake, in upstate New York, is being turned into a park honoring Glenn H. Curtiss.

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The “secret world” of private collections

Museums aren’t the only place to find great airplane collections.

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Five ‘Must See’ Museums

Ask any pilot and he will have his own list of favorite museums.

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Western Museum of Flight relocates

The Western Museum of Flight recently moved to the Torrance Municipal Airport (TOA), also known as Louis Zamperini Field, in California.

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AirCam #1 joins EAA museum collection

The No. 1 AirCam has been accepted into the permanent collection of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.

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January 2006 accident reports

These January 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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CROSSFIELD’S DAUGHTER EXPRESSES GRATITUTDE

To Tom Norton: I am Sally, Scott’s daughter, child number five of six. Now that I am done crying, may I say how very grateful I am to you for writing that article (“NTSB: Lack of weather update killed Crossfield; Final report cites ATC failure to advise, Crossfield failure to ask,” Oct. 19, 2007 issue). I will never in my life, I think, be able to find the words to express how that NTSB report makes me feel. Either you’ve obtained their actual documentation, as I have, or you are much more intuitive and intelligent than the average Joe (I, of course, do not include Dad’s fabulous circle of friends in this group). You’ve also probably read some of the horrid stuff that’s come out about Dad since that “report.”

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KERSHNER’S FAMILY PROUD OF WHAT HE ADDED TO AVIATION

Ace Aerobatic School, founded by William K. Kershner, closed on the day of his death, Jan. 8, 2007. Catherine Cavagnaro, highly thought of by my father as a pilot and aerobatic instructor, has her own school, Sewanee Aerobatic School.

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