WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO (NATCA), have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering the air traffic control specialists assigned to the terminal and en route options, traffic management coordinators/specialists, air traffic controllers assigned to the flight service option, and Notice to Airmen specialists (NOTAMS). [Read more…]
FREDERICK, Maryland — There are only a handful of days left to apply for a $500 aviation scholarship offered for student pilots and pilots to help further their training.
Sponsored by aviation insurance broker Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), the “Get into the AIR” scholarship can be used towards any phase of flight training, a flight review, written exam, instrument proficiency check or a check ride. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KIYA, Abbeville, Louisiana: As I turn off the taxiway for the hold-short line, I glance back over my left shoulder to watch the parade of Aeronca 7 Champions move forward. Each a different shade of yellow and red, with their stubby noses high in the air, their tails low, they look like a pack of eager puppy dogs begging for a treat.
I sigh. For me, in this race, they would have been easy pickings. Even though they rolled off the assembly line about the same time my plane did, they are a whole order of magnitude slower. Even on a bad day I could beat them all.
That is, if they actually were flying against me, which they aren’t. [Read more…]
DAYTON, Ohio — National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors are invited to be a part of history during a ceremonial ribbon cutting event that will officially open the museum’s fourth building to the public on June 8 at 9:15 a.m.
The new $40.8 million, 224,000-square-foot building, which was privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation, will house four galleries – Presidential, Research and Development, Space and Global Reach, along with three science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Learning Nodes. [Read more…]