RED WING and BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and AirCorps Aviation, specialists in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage World War II aircraft, report the successful return to flight of the squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen.
The aircraft, which had been out of commission for eight months to undergo repair following a hard landing, made a successful test flight on Dec. 1, and is expected to return shortly to its mission to honor the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen at air shows and events around the country. [Read more…]
The National Oceanic and Aeronautic Administration Hurricane Hunters weather squadron will be moving its staff of about 100 and fleet of nine aircraft — including its modified P-3 Orions “Kermit” and “Miss Piggy” — to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida after May 1, according to a report in the Lakeland Ledger.
KLAL is best known as the home of SUN ‘n FUN, the fly-in that traditionally kicks off airshow season for general aviation.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is inviting Oklahoma youth ages 6 to 17 to participate in the state’s 2017 International Aviation Art Contest. The art contest encourages students to reflect on aviation by having them design their artwork based upon this year’s chosen theme, “Above the Clouds.” [Read more…]
The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) will be distributing at least $15,000 worth of prizes, trophies, and scholarships as part of the seventh annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6-12, 2017. [Read more…]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The aviation program at Oxbridge Academy is reaching new heights under the leadership of pilot and professor Deborah Donnelly-McLay.
Awarded UPS Pilot of the Year in 2013, she brings more than 25 years of experience as a commercial airline pilot and academic instructor to her role at the independent secondary school in West Palm Beach. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — Santa is letting his reindeer rest up for Christmas Eve, so he and Mrs. Claus will fly a vintage propeller plane to the Museum of Flight on Dec. 10.
The couple will arrive at 11:45 a.m.
Children and parents are encouraged to greet Santa at the plane, then he will be listening to children’s wishes in the Great Gallery until 4 p.m. [Read more…]
Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) elected new officers for 2017 at its 85th annual convention held in San Antonio.
Brad Brandt, Aviation Division Director for the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, was named NASAO’s new Chairman, accepting the gavel from Gary Cathey of California, who will continue to serve as Immediate Past Chairman. [Read more…]