Now available at PilotShop.com is the MyClip Kneeboard, which works with all versions of the Apple iPad including the new iPad Air.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — More than 500 aircraft and 6,100 attendees from 12 countries and 37 U.S. states converged on the 41st-annual Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ) in late October.
This attendance figure tops the 2012 number by more than 600, according to fly-in officials.
Stephen Bloesmsma’s 16th birthday was one he will never forget. While most teens his age are in hot pursuit of a driver’s license as a top priority that day, Bloesmsma had higher aspiration — his first solo flight.
“I remember after my first takeoff thinking to myself, ‘Well, I’m committed to landing the airplane now. There is no turning back at this point,’” he recalled. “I also remember my confidence growing after every landing, and having a big smile on my face during the last one.”
Now, at just 21, Bloesmsma, is one of the nation’s youngest commercially licensed pilots. He credits Civil Air Patrol with skyrocketing his aviation career’s rapid success.
Following last month’s success of its first Regional Pilot Proficiency Project (PPP) in Texas, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has promised more such fee-based events, with Florida likely the next venue.
DiamondShare has expanded to three new locations, Republic Field (KFGR), Farmingdale N.Y.; Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell N.J.; and at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), Raleigh N.C.
Former employees of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) will gather in Miami Saturday, Dec, 7, for a reunion at their old headquarters on the Miami International Airport, currently the corporate offices of Pan Am International Flight Academy, the surviving training division of the airline.
Three new sets of glasses are ready to go for end-of-year holiday celebrations. These new glasses sport humorous sayings to enliven your home bar or hangar.
Delayed because of the government shutdown, the November/December 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now online.
The Pulse of Aviation will not be published on Thursday, Nov. 28, as the General Aviation News offices are closed for Thanksgiving. It will return to your email boxes on Friday, Nov. 29. Hope everyone enjoys their holiday!
By DAVE FORNEY
On Nov. 22, Dave Forney, a Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot/mechanic serving in Kalimantan, Indonesia, took these photos and filed this report from the Philippines, where he is assisting in the relief efforts:
“Yesterday I went out on the helicopter, first flight of the day, to the small islands in the little Quiniluban Archipelago. I spent the day going from island to island, overseeing the safe off-loading of food and relief supplies from the helicopter into the hands of hungry villagers.