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.
General Aviation News is planning a special report on avionics for the Feb. 22 issue and would like some input from our readers.
An eight-acre piece of land on Keuka Lake, in upstate New York, is being turned into a park honoring Glenn H. Curtiss.
Museums aren’t the only place to find great airplane collections.
Ask any pilot and he will have his own list of favorite museums.
The Western Museum of Flight recently moved to the Torrance Municipal Airport (TOA), also known as Louis Zamperini Field, in California.
The No. 1 AirCam has been accepted into the permanent collection of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
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.
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.”
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.