Gene Sanders submitted this photo from opening day of SUN ‘n FUN, of the Breitling Jet Team poised for its American debut on Tuesday. [Read more…]
Just as SUN ’n FUN kicks off, it was announced that Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared April “Aviation Appreciation Month.”
In Florida, general aviation airports contribute more than $7.7 billion to the state’s economy annually.
JSfirm.com, an online aviation only job board, has released its sixth annual Hiring Trends Survey.
“This year’s results show that our industry is continuing to trend in the right direction,” said Jeff Richards, JSfirm.com manager. “There will be more hiring in 2015 than any of the past six years.” [Read more…]
Three people with no aviation experience will be put through six days of intensive training, preparing them to be ready to conduct a supervised solo flight at the end of one week. That’s the goal of “One Week Ready to Solo.” The program, launched at SUN ‘n FUN, is a collaborative effort of Redbird Flight Simulations, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Jeppesen, Sporty’s, Garmin, LightSpeed, and SUN ‘N FUN.
IMC Radio’s “Plane Talk,” a live-streaming aviation internet radio talk show sponsored by the IMC Club International, will broadcast live from a remote studio in Lakeland, Florida, during the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, starting April 21 and continuing through April 25. [Read more…]
“The picture was taken by my brother in the spring of 1961. We flew out of Fairbanks to a place called Herman the German’s at Beaver Creek,” says Ken Kellogg. “Herman was a trapper on Beaver Creek and my brother flew supplies to him throughout the year. Herman had a shortwave radio and he would call Fairbanks when he needed supplies. My brother flew for a small bush operator out of Fairbanks called Frontier Flying Service.” [Read more…]