FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FAA Southern Region Airports Division recently honored Page Field with its 2013 General Aviation Airport Safety Award. This award is given annually to a general aviation airport that has taken actions, instituted programs or otherwise operated in a manner deserving of special recognition for improving airport safety.
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – Sales of Jet A fuel at DuPage Airport in the first half of the year was up over 10% from 2013, the West Chicago-based general aviation facility reports.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has unveiled a $3.4 million state investment that will improve safety and operations at 20 Pennsylvania airports that support more than 8,400 jobs.
Belfort Instrument Co.has installed an AWOS AV at the Eastport Municipal Airport (EPM) in Eastport, Maine.
The Belfort Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS AV) provides pilots with Wind Speed, Wind Direction, Wind Gusts, Temperature, Humidity, Dewpoint, Altimeter Setting, Density Altitude, and Visibility.
LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Chris Kunze, who managed the administration and operations of the Long Beach Airport (LGB) for nearly three decades, has been honored by the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) with the Wanamaker Award for his aviation industry leadership.
For many airstrip owners, the provision of liability insurance coverage has been cost prohibitive. Recently, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) took on the project of examining the availability of airstrip liability insurance and found that, as is the case with many aviation-related concerns, there were misunderstandings and unfounded prejudices impacting both the availability and pricing of such policies.
As a result of this work, RAF officials say they have identified a major insurance carrier, with extensive experience in insuring public airports, willing to develop a program offering low cost liability protection for publicly owned and privately owned airstrips both improved and unimproved.
BuildAPlane has joined with the Thomas Wathen Center in Riverside, California, to create a permanent facility that allows kids to build real airplanes. The Katrina Bradshaw Memorial BuildAPlane Center is outfitted as a complete A&P facility providing tooling and materials to build and restore aircraft.
In the latest project, 16 kids from around Los Angeles have signed up restore an early Stinson 108.
Volunteers from Tehachapi, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Shafter in California worked hard this past Saturday to assist the airport owner re-open the runway in New Cuyama, California.
The group of 20 pilots and aviation enthusiasts were brought together by a common theme: Roll up your sleeves and help save an airport.
The airport remains on the Los Angeles Sectional but is listed as “indefinitely closed” in the California AFD. It is listed as a privately owned, public use airport. [Read more…]