FREDERICK, Maryland — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) received the Gold Level Wellness at Work Award from Van Mitchell, secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, at a ceremony held June 10. [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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its annual membership meeting in June, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the Marty Hiller, owner of Marathon Jet Center in Marathon, Florida, will become the association’s acting president Sept. 1.
Current president Thomas Hendricks will leave his position Aug. 31. [Read more…]
High school students Derrick Cleaves, Logan Feltz, Austin Krause, and Natasha Stemwedel, teacher Mike Hansen, and chaperone Jerry Graf — the winners of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association/Build A Plane 2016 Aviation Design Challenge — will spend the next two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, as their prize.
The team from Weyauwega-Fremont High School in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, won the all-expenses-paid trip to assemble the Sportsman as part of the fourth annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) competition. [Read more…]
Women in Aviation International has declared Sept. 24 as the annual Girls in Aviation Day.
On this day, WAI chapters around the globe will host their own one-day event to attract more young women to the aviation and aerospace communities with a day of activities appealing to girls ages 8 to 16 years of age. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — New from the Experimental Aircraft Association is the Sport Pilot Academy.
The new three-week academy, slated for Aug. 27 through Sept. 17, eliminates one of the top barriers for the more than 60 percent of those who begin flight training and drop out — schedule conflicts that reduce motivation and enthusiasm, EAA officials note. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN always marks a big time of year for many of us who fly elsewhere throughout the country.
It marks the end of the season where our priorities are making sure the engine heater is plugged in, the snow and ice are chipped away from the hangar door, and weight-and-balance includes the weight of a parka.
We can now look ahead toward calm evening flying, open hangar doors, and the company of friends who have projects we can “inspect.” [Read more…]