An app that helps pilots find airport courtesy cars is now supported by a website that lists more than 1,625 cars around the nation.
On July 15, general aviation changed forever.
That’s when President Barack Obama signed into law an FAA authorization extension that includes third class medical reform.
Long-time General Aviation News columnist Charles Spence passed away at home June 23 after a brief illness. He was 94.
Spence, who wrote the Capital Comments column for General Aviation News for more than 18 years, retired from that post in December 2014 at the age of 92.
A passionate general aviation advocate, Spence’s lifelong love of journalism began at the age of 16 with his first job as an artist for the Louisville Courier-Journal, working there after school and in the evenings while he completed high school. [Read more…]
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) joined with Dynon Avionics at SUN ’n FUN to reveal they have established a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) process to install Dynon’s EFIS-D10A in certificated aircraft.
This allows innovations developed for the amateur-built aircraft fleet to make their way into Cessna 150s, 152s, and 172s, as well asPiper PA-28 and PA-38 models. [Read more…]
In the weeks before SUN ’n FUN opened, fly-in officials found themselves scrambling after the FAA told them the estimate for air traffic control services at this year’s event would be a whopping $325,000.
That’s a big difference from last year’s bill of $202,000.
“We told them we can’t survive,” recalls SUN ’n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts, adding he told FAA officials “you will literally put us out of business.” [Read more…]
For the first time in SUN ’n FUN history, the fly-in opens not only debt free, but with more than $500,000 in the bank.
That’s the latest report from SUN ’n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts, who added that the fly-in also has $175,000 that it is building into an endowment fund.
“That means we will be able to continue to fund flight training, A&P and college scholarships,” he said Sunday before the show opened. [Read more…]
New book about the millionaire mindset highlights pilots
A newly released book highlights three famous aviators — Sean D. Tucker, Julie Clark and Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger — as examples of people who have achieved great success after facing many challenges.
“Millionaire Legacy” by Thomas P. Curran also features other well-known business and thought leaders, including Bob Proctor, Brendon Burchard, Mark Victor Hansen, James Malinchak, and Russell Brunson.
The book outlines eight success strategies used by self-made millionaires to “achieve an abundance of financial and emotional wealth,” according to the author. [Read more…]
As an aircraft owner, you know how important your maintenance records are. Keeping them safe and up to date is the mission of the new web portal recently launched by PlaneLogiX with the tagline “You belong in the clouds. Your maintenance records belong in the cloud.”
It’s all about digitizing those all-important records to not only keep them safe, but to make regular maintenance — and those unexpected trips to the mechanic — a lot easier, which translates to a lot less money. [Read more…]