Brad Koehn sent in this photo, noting: “We took this photo turning final at Mackinac Island, Michigan (KMCD) in my flying club’s Cherokee Six. It was a beautiful day to fly and a beautiful day to visit the island.” [Read more…]
By ELIZABETH WALKER
One of the most aviation-oriented youngsters attending SUN ‘n FUN 2016 is also one of its most business-minded youth.
Rachel St. Louis, 14, plans a career in aviation and was marketing a line of aviation jewelry from her own display booth at this year’s event to help finance her ambitions. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the eve of an FAA public hearing in College Park, Georgia, on the Part 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), a coalition of general aviation leaders applauded the FAA’s efforts to improve safety and make it easier to bring new products to market for the light general aviation sector, while strongly encouraging the agency to finish its work on the issue by the end of 2016. [Read more…]
SocialFlight’s Event of the Week is the Frazier Lake Airpark Antique Aircraft Display Day, slated for this Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Frazier Lake Airpark (1C9) in Hollister, Calif.
Officials with the monthly fly-in invite everyone with antique aircraft to display the aircraft they are so proud of. [Read more…]
VAN NUYS, Calif. — California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), which offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration, is the first to join the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) College Chapter program.
Witnesses to the accident reported observing the Eagle C-7 balloon approaching the landing zone in Ruther Glen, Va., from the south where another balloon had just landed.
A video obtained from one of the witnesses showed that, as the balloon descended and approached the landing site, the pilot engaged the burner. However, shortly after, the balloon struck power lines, which resulted in a spark. [Read more…]
Rob Stapleton sent in this photo of 96-year-old Dick Betz, who still works at Lake Hood, Alaska, lifting floatplanes and those on skis on and off the lake with his 1940 A-frame truck. [Read more…]