Three aviation leaders were elected to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Board of Directors in May, each for three-year terms: Sherry Knight Rossiter of Missoula, Montana, Dr. Donna Wilt of Melbourne, Florida, and Ken Wittekiend of Burnet, Texas.
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold executive positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, was invited by the Galería de Aviación Latinoamericana, GALA (Latin American Aviation Gallery) to accept an award given to Amelia Earhart.
From a pilot’s perspective, the enemy of positive change is self-interest and bureaucracy, and both were well represented during the recent meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. According to a blog post from Flying Magazine’s Robert Goyer, an AMA committee voted to oppose the FAA’s proposed driver’s license medical by directing lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., to defeat the rule change.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation will award 11 scholarships in 2014 to help support outstanding student pilots. Ten of the scholarships will provide $5,000 each and an 11th scholarship will award $12,000 to student pilots pursuing an FAA sport, recreational or private pilot certificate.
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week approved funding to support continued research into the transition to unleaded avgas for piston-engine aircraft.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has revealed the winners of two scholarships awarded annually to students who have demonstrated excellence in pursuing aviation studies. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the world’s largest association representing the unmanned systems community, announced its newly elected board of directors during its annual Unmanned Systems 2014 in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month.
Newly elected directors for the 2014-2017 term are David Agnew, Neil Hunter, Leonard Ligon, Paul McDuffee, Ben Miller and Suzy Young.
ENTERPRISE, Fla.— The Citation Jet Pilots Association has named Wagner Family of Wine as the official wine partner for the Citation Jet Pilots/Owner Pilot Association (CJP).
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Jeppesen have entered into a new partnership that includes support and participation in AOPA Foundation Air Safety Institute seminars, the 2014 regional AOPA Fly-Ins and the association’s 75th Anniversary “Homecoming” Fly-In at its Frederick Md., headquarters.
FREDERICK, Md. — On this day in 1939, five pilots — all unabashed aviation enthusiasts — gathered near Wings Field north of Philadelphia and signed the charter that would launch the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a fledgling group that was destined to become the world’s largest aviation member association.
Then, as now, AOPA’s primary mission was to protect the freedom to fly for the growing population of general aviation pilots and aircraft owners.