Museums aren’t the only place to find great airplane collections.
The Western Museum of Flight recently moved to the Torrance Municipal Airport (TOA), also known as Louis Zamperini Field, in California.
Pilots will be able to receive new local NOTAMs on their computers, beginning Jan. 28.
General Aviation News is planning a special report on avionics for the Feb. 22 issue and would like some input from our readers.
The No. 1 AirCam has been accepted into the permanent collection of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.
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.
In your Dec. 7, 2007, issue, in the article about David Tallichet (“David Tallichet, restaurant pioneer and airplane collector, dies at 84”), I found one lonely sentence that really caught my attention. “He found another fleet of Martin B-26s in western Canada, where the whole lot had crashed on the way to Alaska.” What a wonderful, colorful story has been missed here.
An eight-acre piece of land on Keuka Lake, in upstate New York, is being turned into a park honoring Glenn H. Curtiss.
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.”
NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation have teamed to award the largest technology prize ever offered for general aviation.