Penny Hamilton sent in this photo, explaining: “I took this at a recent fly-in standing at the back of a homebuilt airplane on display…it screamed “Let’s go flying!” [Read more…]
By Jonathan Apfelbaum
￼Spring time in Colorado — when thoughts turn to shaking off the winter’s snow and getting back into flying after the chilly winter. Years ago there had been a Classic Car and Aircraft Fly-in at Front Range Airport (KFTG), although it had gradually languished and faded away.
As the airport has been on the growth upswing over the last few years, the airport manager and regional members felt it was time to bring this event back.
With the large warbird community along the front range, it was decided to make the new event a Warbird and Classic Car Fly- in. Last year was the inaugural year, with this year being a strong follow up. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to the leadership of the New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks asked state lawmakers to oppose a proposed increase in state aviation fuel taxes, stating the proposal “will likely not have the intended effect of raising revenue, but rather reduce investment and good paying jobs in New Jersey.” [Read more…]
LEE’S SUMMIT, Missouri — The Aircraft Electronics Association’s Educational Foundation has awarded more than $125,000 in scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year. [Read more…]
Woody Lesikar of Houston, Texas, is this year’s recipient of the George Palmer Putnam Award, which recognizes support provided by a non-member to The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.
The pilot reported that during the approach to landing to a remote airstrip located within a canyon near Salmon, Idaho, the wind changed direction while he was on short final. [Read more…]
The folks at Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina sure know how to throw a party. As part of the city’s History Alive Festival, “Amelia Earhart” — played by Leslie Goddard, a historian and actress from Chicago — returned to the airport for the first time since November 1931 and handed the keys to the city by Mayor Knox White. [Read more…]